Eating peppers makes people more happy

After conducting brain MRI scans of volunteers, scientists found that when the pain just started or started, the brain area responsible for pain would be excited and the brain would have a strong negative feeling. However, when the pain is found to be less severe than expected, the brain area that is responsible for pleasure will be activated, while the brain area that is in charge of pain will return to calm.

The study’s chief psychologist, Siri Leknes, explained that the results are important in relieving pain and treating drug abuse. Because most of the current analgesic treatments are not effective, it is important to find a mechanism for the brain to control its own pain.