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Key brain chemical sparks anger

6th June 2008

UK researchers have said serotonin, a chemical released by the brain, "plays a key role" in  keeping anger under control.

Molly Crockett, a psychologist at the University of Cambridge said: "Because we directly manipulated serotonin levels and observed an effect on behaviour we can say there is a causal link between serotonin and aggressive responses".

 

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