Testosterone link to aggression all in the mind

Giving women more of the male hormone testosterone can turn them into fairer and more amiable game players, according to tests.A single dose of testosterone was enough to have this effect, European scientists found, but only if the woman was oblivious to the treatment.If she realised she had received the hormone and not a dummy drug, she turned to greed and selfishness.

The work in Nature magazine suggests the mind can win over hormones.Testosterone induces anti-social behaviour in humans, but only because of our own prejudices about its effect rather than its biological activity, suggest the authors.

They believe the same is true in men, although they only studied women.

via BBC News – Testosterone link to aggression all in the mind.


2 thoughts on “Testosterone link to aggression all in the mind

  1. Its all in the mind…Hm, mind is really powerful agent in our behavior. Sometimes our perspective to something affects us physically. this article is very true not just bout the testosterone injected in women but in other aspects of our lives. Example of this is if we think that we will be sick then sometimes it happens. This is called psychosomatic illness. An illness that caused by the mind. but I’m not telling that everything that we are thinking can happen..We are not God.

  2. This is an interesting post. I think this is all in the mind if you tell somebody they got medication they will behave differentely even if it was plain water you gave them.

    thanks for sharing this.

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