The brain basis of unrealistic optimism

Life is a little like going for a walk in the rain. Sooner or later you're going to get wet - be that in the form of bad health, unrequited love or job redundancy. It's remarkable that we ever venture out. We do so sheltered under the umbrella of "unrealistic optimism".

Now a book has investigated the brain mechanisms underlying this rosy outlook.Read more on our Research Digest.