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Activation of Brain Region Predicts Altruism.

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University Medical Center researchers have discovered that activation of a particular brain region predicts whether people tend to be selfish or altruistic.


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Would be great to do further research on this and compare the brain scans of people involved in volunteer work with yuppies on a 60 hrs. week.


Or, even better...I would love to see a comparison between the fMRI scans of a neo-conservative war monger with stakes in Halliburton and an anti-globalism activist, casually teargassed while marching through Quebec City.

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