Even a cursory appearance at human history shows that violence is endemic, however a recent study shows its actually pleasant– at least to mice. Scientists studying the brains of mice discovered that violence and aggressiveness include the exact same enjoyment action as food.
The other side of the coin: Were not mice. Our society appears to be growing less tolerant of violence– people utilized to believe absolutely nothing of packing a picnic lunch to view a hanging. I think weve found out how to (rather) channel our love of violence into safer, more ritualized expressions of it, like computer game and MMA. All the dopamine, none of the threat.
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