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    Study: Brain Prefers Working for Cash

    By DANIEL YEE, Associated Press Writer

    ATLANTA - It's nicer when you actually earn it.

    Lottery winners, trust-fund babies and others who get their money without working for it do not get as much satisfaction from their cash as those who earn it, a study of the pleasure center in people's brains suggests.

    Emory University researchers measured brain activity in the striatum the part of the brain associated with reward processing and pleasure in two groups of volunteers. One group had to work to receive money while playing a simple computer game; the other group was rewarded without having to earn it.

    The brains of those who had to work for their money were more stimulated.

    "When you have to do things for your reward, it's clearly more important to the brain," said Greg Berns, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science. "The subjects were more aroused when they had to do something to get the money relative to when they passively received the money."

    Berns and other researchers said the study has broader real-world implications, particularly in the age of multimillion-dollar lottery jackpots.

    He said that other studies have shown "there's substantial evidence that people who win the lottery are not happier a year after they win the lottery. It's also fairly clear from the psychological literature that people get a great deal of satisfaction out of the work they do."

    In the Emory study, published Thursday in the journal Neuron, volunteers played a computer game in which they had to push a button every time a triangle appeared. The 16 volunteers played while their brains were scanned by a magnetic resonance imaging machine, or MRI.

    The researchers found that some reward centers of the brain were activated whenever a volunteer received money. However, the striatum was activated only when volunteers worked for their reward.

    Berns suggested that the brain is wired this way by nature.

    "I don't think it ever evolved to sit back and sit on the couch and have things fall in our laps," he said.

    The study was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

    "This part of the brain is a fascinating part. It's associated with drug abuse, a number of diseases," Berns said. "It's no coincidence we're finding it to be very important in almost everything that we do."

    So...the conclusion is obvious. Succumbing to the rush of money making might prove to be addictive in much the same fashion as getting drunk, high, or masturbating.

    Will we see 12 step groups finally address this generation's great social scourge - Republicanism?

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    Bah some government anti-drug departments drivel. Lets prupose a nominal level of 100% satisfaction for money earned. What is the level of staisfaction for free money, 75% 50%? So would I be more staisfied with say 50% of 2Mil or 100% of what ever I make a year? I know it aint a Mil which is what my formula would propose. So in conclusion I would be much more satisfied and I am intellegent enough to satisfy my mind with out leaning into the yoke.

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    • #3
      what rubbish!

      PS if theres anyone out there in wfhq land that has lots of money but is unhappy with it, i will gladly take it of your hands for free! your money will go to a good cause, allowing me to enjoy the rest of my life without having to work for da man!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Temujin
        what rubbish!

        PS if theres anyone out there in wfhq land that has lots of money but is unhappy with it, i will gladly take it of your hands for free! your money will go to a good cause, allowing me to enjoy the rest of my life without having to work for da man!
        Beer.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Temujin
          what rubbish!

          PS if theres anyone out there in wfhq land that has lots of money but is unhappy with it, i will gladly take it of your hands for free! your money will go to a good cause, allowing me to enjoy the rest of my life without having to work for da man!
          No no no.....This money should go to making WHQ t-shirts and coffee mugs

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          • #6
            The study does have some merit, you've heard of the old saying "found money?" People tend to blow "found money" on trivial trinkets while they take care of the money that they earn.

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