Biosingularity

Testosterone link to aggression all in the mind

Posted on: December 10, 2009

Giving women more of the male hormone testosterone can turn them into fairer and more amiable game players, according to tests.A single dose of testosterone was enough to have this effect, European scientists found, but only if the woman was oblivious to the treatment.If she realised she had received the hormone and not a dummy drug, she turned to greed and selfishness.

The work in Nature magazine suggests the mind can win over hormones.Testosterone induces anti-social behaviour in humans, but only because of our own prejudices about its effect rather than its biological activity, suggest the authors.

They believe the same is true in men, although they only studied women.

via BBC News – Testosterone link to aggression all in the mind.

About these ads

2 Responses to "Testosterone link to aggression all in the mind"

Its all in the mind…Hm, mind is really powerful agent in our behavior. Sometimes our perspective to something affects us physically. this article is very true not just bout the testosterone injected in women but in other aspects of our lives. Example of this is if we think that we will be sick then sometimes it happens. This is called psychosomatic illness. An illness that caused by the mind. but I’m not telling that everything that we are thinking can happen..We are not God.

This is an interesting post. I think this is all in the mind if you tell somebody they got medication they will behave differentely even if it was plain water you gave them.

thanks for sharing this.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 998 other followers

Follow me on Twitter

Medical Professional Database Award

 Doctor

Visitors Now

who's online

Blog Stats

  • 1,412,508 hits

Categories

Top Rated

Flickr Photos

Un paseo por la orilla...

Farewell to the Peter Witt Street Car

Pittsburgh - North Shore

Entre elles !

from the dusty mesa her looming shadow grows

Lake Haewa. Otago NZ

Turin - Porta Nuova underground station

Roosevelt beach, Ocean Shores Area, Washington State

Sestri Levante

Angel Oak Tree

More Photos

Maps

Networked blogs

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 998 other followers

%d bloggers like this: