Time to share another of Madelyn Griffith-Haynie’s fascinating posts on the human condition. Fruit flies and hunger are the topic today. Research is revealing the link between hunger and risky behaviour which makes sense if you consider how strong the drive to survive is in humans and it is confirmed in fruit flies. Find out if your hunger is leading you into situations you would normally avoid and head over and read..#recommended
Hunger can affect more than our mood
It can also influence our willingness to engage in risky behavior
© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Hunger and the Brain
Memes all over the internet frequently
describe that feeling as “hangry.”
But did you know that hunger can also influence the way you respond and make decisions, encouraging you to engage in risky behavior? This reaction can be seen in a wide range of species in the animal kingdom.
Experiments conducted on the fruit fly, Drosophila, by scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology have shown that hunger not only modifies behavior, but also changes the use of neural pathways, revealing that hunger affects decision making and risk perception.
For those who…
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