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Serotonin and how it effects more than just migraine....

Post by Tee on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:19 pm

The authors of this study wanted to examine the differences between people who rejected the most “unfair” offers, and those who accepted more of them. For this they looked to serotonin. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is involved in mood, sleep, memory, cognition, appetite, bowel issues, migraine, blood pressure, pain, nausea................


Think that’s not fair? Your serotonin transporters must be high.
By Scicurious | March 19, 2012 | 4

“That’s not FAIR!”

This is the line that rings through most houses with at least one kid. We all know when something’s not fair. That car that drove up the shoulder while you waited in traffic (rrrrr)? That’s a cheater, and that’s not fair. The person who cut in line at the grocery store instead of waiting? That’s not fair either.

We get a sense of what is fair or unfair at a pretty young age, and we also understand that we are allowed, and indeed encouraged in some cases, to punish unfair behavior. But we don’t all punish unfair behavior the same way, especially when punishment may be detrimental to us. What is responsible for this difference? What mediates our reactions to what is unfair?

The authors of this study think it might be serotonin, and that it may have as much to do with honesty as it does with a sense of what is fair.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/scicurious-brain/2012/03/19/think-thats-not-fair-your-serotonin-must-be-high/

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