Could this drug save all the problems in the world? 38



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Imagine a world where every single person felt compassion. Imagine a world where everyone was kind. Imagine a world where no one could hate another person. Imagine a world where people only make decisions that were good for the people around them. It sounds like an unrealistic utopian dream however one team of scientists could change that forever.

The team from the University of California, Berkeley area investigating a drug that changes the neurochemical balance of the prefrontal cortex of the brain, which is responsible for personality, social behaviour and decision making.

The researchers believe that it could possibly be used to treat mental illnesses including schizophrenia and addiction.

A leader of the research, Ming Hsu has said, “Our study shows how studying basic scientific questions about human nature can, in fact, provide important insights into diagnosis and treatment of social dysfunctions.”

“Our hope is that medications targeting social function may someday be used to treat these disabling conditions,” added Andrew Kayser, another leader on the study.

What the drug should one day be able to do is actually rewire brains to be more compassionate and kind – something that the whole world could use!

Do you think this drug should be considered a priority for research? Do you think it could solve many problems? 

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  1. Yet another ridiculous headline when you read the story. This site is becoming less and less appealing.

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    • Yes, another couple of headlines that give no idea of the content and I’m out.

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      • obviously you would need to take a double-dose of the pill then…

  2. I guess it is a possibility , except I can’t see the people who really , really. really need it , even considering it , cos if they have been brain washed into believing that murder is good , also rape etc etc , no way would they take it, just saying !

  3. Imagine a world where the everyday people line up to file past a “master” popping a mind controlling pill into each persons mouth. Controlled zombies me thinks, fools who think it would be good idea
    As a teenager I saw a movie about this sort of science fiction, the world population was controlled this way also I think there was an added bonus that you could only venture to a certain point if you went past you were exterminated. For some reason I never forgot it and hoped the human race would never be so stupid. Maybe they really are that stupid.

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