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Scientists Identify Brain’s “Hate Circuit”

29 Oct

The following article describes how British researchers have “isolated” the brain’s “circuit” for hatred.

Researchers have discovered that the putamen and insular structures of the brain are activated when subjects view photos of someone they hate. I expect to see more on this in the coming months as pharmaceutical companies and scientists seek to develop drugs to control what is viewed by some agencies, such as the Anti-Defamation League, as a growing sense of hatred in the world.

Just imagine, a world without hate.

To me, that’s a scary proposition because I believe hatred is a normal human emotion that serves a purpose. Hatred can be vastly misguided, controlled and instilled by parents, teachers, religion and government, but it is, nonetheless, a natural response to the world when something is not right. Because love and hate are so interconnected, the eradication of one would lead to the destruction of the other.

Ironically, researchers also say that these same structures in the brain are activated with thoughts of romantic love.

God help us if scientists and geneticists learn to control and manipulate these central human emotions in more sophisticated ways. We have enough problems learning to love and control hatred with our own mind as it is with the current level of manipulation we have to endure. The introduction of pharmaceuticals to “fix” this problem will only exacerbate our inability to regulate our emotions even further, leading to a greater number of false feelings of love and compounded feelings of hatred and violence. I’m sure the powers-that-be would love nothing more than to create human “robots” that blindly love their system of control and hate those who do not conform.

If love seeks to alert us when things are right and good and hate seeks to alert us when things are wrong and bad, would we be able to tell the difference between the two if that area of our brain was controlled by external forces?

Now, wouldn’t that be an invaluable tool to the globalists as they install their one-world government?

Hatred and love originate not from the brain, but from beliefs.

In Brave New World, members of society are conditioned to hold the beliefs and values of the World State. Everyone is encouraged to consume the drug, Soma, a strong hallucinogen which, at small doses, makes everyone blissfully oblivious, and at large doses, acts to impart a false religious experience.

Scientists Identify Brain’s ‘Hate Circuit’

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — British researchers say they’ve identified a “hate circuit” in the brain.

This hate circuit shares part of the brain associated with aggression, but is distinct from areas related to emotions such as fear, threat, and danger, said researchers Professor Semir Zeki and John Romaya, of University College London’s laboratory of neurobiology.

The study was published online Oct. 29 in the journal PLoS One.

“Hate is often considered to be an evil passion that should, in a better world, be tamed, controlled, and eradicated,” Zeki said in a journal news release. “Yet to the biologist, hate is a passion that is of equal interest to love. Like love, it is often seemingly irrational and can lead individuals to heroic and evil deeds. How can two opposite sentiments lead to the same behavior?”

In this study, 17 female and male volunteers underwent brain scans while they looked at photos of a person they hated, along with photos of a “neutral” person. Looking at images of hated people triggered activity in an area that includes structures in the cortex and in the sub-cortex as well as components that generate aggressive behavior and translate it into action.

The hate circuit also includes a part of the frontal cortex that’s believed to play a major role in predicting the actions of others, likely an important feature when a person is faced with someone they hate, the researchers said.

The sub-cortical activity of the hate circuit involves two structures called the putamen and insula. The putamen plays a role in the perception of contempt and disgust, and may be part of the motor system that’s mobilized to take action, the scientists said.

“Significantly, the putamen and insula are also both activated by romantic love. This is not surprising. The putamen could also be involved in the preparation of aggressive acts in a romantic context, as in situations when a rival presents a danger. Previous studies have suggested that the insula may be involved in responses to distressing stimuli, and the viewing of both a loved one and a hated face may contribute such a distressing signal,” Zeki said.

He added that activity in parts of the hate circuit matches the strength of the person’s declared intensity of hate, “thus allowing the subjective state of hate to be objectively quantified. This finding may have legal implications in criminal cases, for example.

Related:

Scientists prove it really is a thin line between love and hate – The Independent

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Posted by on October 29, 2008 in Informational, Science and Technology

 

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One response to “Scientists Identify Brain’s “Hate Circuit”

  1. Joe

    September 12, 2012 at 4:00 am

    If an anti-hate drug was given to the ADL or other “anti-hate” groups, you might find they ceased to exist.

     

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