Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Seat of Envy

Scientists have identified the region of the brain that they say is responsible for fealings of jealousy. Surprisingly, it is also the same region of the brain that detects physical pain. So, if you feel like your guts are being ripped out when your love falls madly for another, it may be that the two pains are not that distinct.

On this picture, the region of the frontal lobe that causes feelings of jealousy is lit up.