A hunger for revenge

Revenge may or may not be a dish best served cold, but apparently it really does satisfy a type of hunger. Researchers watching brainwave activity during some “revenge games” watched a burst of activity occur in the brain at the same place where craving occurs as soon as the victim felt insulted.
This suggests, they say, that satisfying that need for vengeance can taste just as sweet as chocolate. Additionally, and weirdly, we derive pleasure from the preparation to express anger, but not from being angry–we savor the taste of the set up.
But we’re not entirely evil. Sometimes we can satisfy the hunger just by publicly protesting the injustice, or by fantasizing about taking revenge without actually realizing it. Remember: everything in moderation.

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