What is the reason why men have a strong sense of revenge? What would you do when you see someone you dislike suffering, especially physical pain? Former US President Bill Clinton revealed that he would feel the pain of others. However, a new brain scan study shows that when men see scammers being electrocuted, they feel no pain at all, and in reality, they also sense happiness.
On the contrary, the brains of women indicate that they are very sympathetic to the pain of fraudsters and unwilling to impose corporal punishment. However, when seeing some upright people being electrocuted, men, like women, will also show sympathy.
For the first time, researchers have provided scientific evidence for the view that people sympathize with the suffering of those they like and are happy with the suffering of those they dislike. Especially men tend to experience corporal punishment, which researchers believe indicates why men have traditionally dominated the world's military and police forces.
Prisoner's Dilemma Game: People who compete fairly are more attractive
Researchers from the University of London gathered 16 male and 16 female volunteers to play the "Prisoner's Dilemma" game with a group of participants who claimed to be volunteers. Each player is given a certain number of points to decide whether to keep them for themselves or give them to other players. Other players and other participants decide whether to return some or all of the points to the player, and each transaction will earn three times the points. A fair gameplay is where both sides exchange points back and forth, while leaving all points to yourself is unfair.
The rules of the game are simple: if everyone works closely together without cheating, they can share a bonus equally, but if someone cheats, they can receive more bonuses. During the game, some participants abide by the rules of the game and play with volunteers steadfastly, while others are required to deliberately cheat and play tricks. Of course, this was specially arranged by the researchers to allow volunteers to play a game with a fair participant, while also allowing other volunteers to play a game with an unfair participant. The result is that both male and female players evaluate fair players as more suitable, adorable, and even more attractive compared to unfair players.
Electrode test: Men only hate bad people
Next, researchers administered mild electric shocks to participants who followed the rules of the game and cheaters in front of these 32 volunteers, while also conducting brain scans on these volunteers.
When you see someone receiving an electric shock, the pain related areas of your brain will activate, "Stephen said." We set that if you like the person receiving the shock, their response will be different. Your relationship with this person will affect the activity of the sympathetic area
However, when a scammer who deceived and deceived oneself was electrocuted, the male volunteers showed no sympathy at all, while the female volunteers still showed sympathy, but their response was weaker than when they saw a disciplined player being punished. This indicates that people's empathy depends on the social behavior of the sympathized person, and men only hate bad people and are more willing to see them punished.
What is the reason why men have a strong sense of revenge? The scan results showed that when participants who closely cooperated with themselves and followed the rules were electrocuted, both male and female volunteers had responses in areas related to pain, indicating that they both sympathized with the good players who were electrocuted.