Humans Crave Violence Just Like Sex

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Humans Crave Violence Just Like Sex
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Wed, 10-07-2009 - 8:16am

Humans Crave Violence Just Like Sex

New research on mice shows the brain processes aggressive behavior as it does other rewards. Mice sought violence, in fact, picking fights for no apparent reason other than the rewarding feeling.

The mouse brain is thought to be analogous to the human brain in this study, which could shed light on our fascination with brutal sports as well as our own penchant for the classic bar brawl.

In fact, the researcher say, humans seem to crave violence just like they do sex, food or drugs.




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Wed, 10-07-2009 - 2:06pm
I sure do believe it.
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Wed, 10-07-2009 - 3:20pm

That makes a controversial headline that gets attention.

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Registered: 04-07-2006
Thu, 10-08-2009 - 2:19am
Did you actually read the article? I found it to be quite interesting, and in fact, forwarded it to my husband, who is a research scientist working in a lab that does, indeed, use laboaratory mice. He didn't find that the title was sensational, and that the information concorded with what he has observed himself. I just thought I'd point that out in case you haven't read the article. It's worth doing, because it carries the logic in the title through to a satisfactory explanation, I find. Of course, not everyone will read it that way, but that's all part of it, isn't it?




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