In Brain, Bullying, Conflict, Control, Dopamine, Dumb Things, Negotiation, Neuroplasticity and Politics, Neuropolitics, Peace, Politics, Social Issues, Terrorism, Violence, War by DC McGuireLeave a Comment

Chilling, historically true, and way too familiar, Goering’s strategy has been imposed on the masses forever. Finally humanity has an epic alternative for ending the devastation of armed conflict. Neuroscience has discovered that fear is rewarded with the naturally occurring, brain chemical, dopamine, and that we humans have a predisposition to dopamine addiction.
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Bullying, Bad Even for DNA!

In Brain, Bullying, Epigenetics, Influences, Stress, Wellbeing by DC McGuireLeave a Comment

Dr. Louise Arseneault’s group from King’s College London has discovered that being bullied can actually lead to a wide range of epigenetically induced mental health problems like depression and anxiety. In twin studies they observed that the bullied twin showed a decreased cortisol response.Decreased cortisol responses have  been linked to poor stress coping strategies and play a role in a number of  mental disorders.
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