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How About A Pill to Make You More Compassionate?

by Vishnuprasad on March 21, 2015 at 7:15 PM
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How About A Pill to Make You More Compassionate?

Scientists have taken a big step in development of a pill that can make a person more compassionate.


Scientists have found that a drug that prolongs effects of the brain chemical dopamine boosts compassion. The pill changes the neurochemical balance in the prefrontal cortex, causing a greater willingness to engage in prosocial behaviours.

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Future research may lead to a better understanding of interaction between altered dopamine-brain mechanisms and mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or addiction. It could potentially light the way to possible diagnostic tools or treatments, researchers noted.

"Our hope is that medications targeting social function may someday be used to treat these disabling conditions," said Andrew Kayser, from the University of California. In the study, published in the journal Current Biology, after receiving the pill, participants divided the money with the strangers in a faire way.



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