In an experiment conducted on mice at the Massachusetts General Hospital, scientists have discovered the neurons responsible for the powerful desire of biological creatures to compete and win in a competitive struggle.
Scientists studied the brain neurons of mice through real-time recordings. They discovered information about the effects of competitiveness between animals stored in the brain's anterior cingulate cortex. These neurons are probably responsible for how an animal will perform in a competitive struggle.
Mice compete in a contest, ultimately determining their social status within the group. Scientists have found that a mouse's performance in this type of competition depends not only on physical strength but on the activity of a specific group of neurons in the brain. Scientists suggest that exposure to certain neurons can improve or impair the results of the individual.
Although the experiment was conducted on mice, the results are important for understanding the social interaction of groups in principle, including interaction within human social groups.
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