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2008-04-22 07:20:00

The human brain responds to being treated fairly the same way it responds to winning money and eating chocolate, UCLA scientists report. Being treated fairly turns on the brain's reward circuitry."We may be hard-wired to treat fairness as a reward," said study co-author Matthew D. Lieberman, UCLA associate professor of psychology and a founder of social cognitive neuroscience."Receiving a fair offer activates the same brain circuitry as when we eat craved food, win money or see a beautiful...


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