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Bullies may enjoy seeing others in pain

November 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
If you've always wondered why bullies act the way they do, a new brain study may offer some insight.University of Chicago researchers say bullies may actually enjoy seeing others in pain.

In a small study, researchers monitored the brain activity of eight boys prone to aggression.

When bullies saw a video of pain being inflicted on another, the reward centers actually lit up.

They found teens without an aggressive history had no such brain activity.


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