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How Do People Experience Paradoxical Feelings of Pleasure and Anxiety?

Caption: Research by Amitai Shenhav and colleagues into how people experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and anxiety when choosing between two or more positive outcomes asked study participants to choose between pairs of products with similarly low values (low-low), similarly high values (high-high) or different values (low-high).

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