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In the human brain, scientists have found justice

October 6 2006

Land of the brain that is responsible for the emergence of a sense of fairness, scientists found.

With games, researchers have identified which part of the brain responsible for these feelings. Members of the experiment divided into pairs. One person got $ 20 that he had to share with others. First offered to pay any amount. Most people had shared half the money.

In cases where the second suggested a small sum, they would abandon altogether.

As shown by previous studies, when people are confronted with injustice, they have activated a part of the brain in the frontal lobe called the DLPFC (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex). Then the researchers speculated that it inhibits our sense of justice.

Scientists have now come to the opposite conclusion, that this section of the brain suppresses our natural desire to act in their interests. Tells

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