Neuroscientists have recently discovered the part of the brain most active in decision-making. What human trait would you most want to understand, and what makes it significant to you?
How does a couple in love join a swingers club, while another couple will respond in anger if their significant other's eyes divert from each other? Jealousy has always been an incredibly interesting trait to me, and at the same time confusing. I could never grasp the idea that some people can stay calm and unresponsive, knowing the person they love flirts with another person, or has had a person be unfaithful to them. I once discovered the reason that my good friend had broken her hand was because her boyfriend cheated on her, and she punched a wall, while my male friend was shaking in hanger and threw his phone across the room he was in. On the other hand, I have had friends who have had special people they have crushes on or love find other lovers, and casually talk about it as if it causes them no pain. This human trait is very significant to me, because I have never understood how I could become jealous over the smallest and insignificant events, while other people can handle news that would infuriate me easily. I've seen jealousy in not only loving relationships, but also in athletics, friendships, and academia.
Although breakthroughs in research of the trait, such as discovering how to alter the level of jealousy a person has, may seem unethical to many people, it would stop many violent crimes and be an incredible feat to find out how jealousy works in different situations.
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