The American scientists told about the benefits of jealousy
MOSCOW, 22 Oct — RIA Novosti. Jealousy can be useful when creating long-lasting romantic relationships, according to scientists at the University of California in Davis. The results of their research published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
The scientists conducted experiments on monkeys-jumpers who go into relationships for life and hostile to those who claim to be their territory.
Males showed a cage with their females playing with other male monkeys. In addition, another group of males showed strangers females in the same situation. In the experiment, the primates were scanning the brain and measuring the level of hormones in the blood.
Scientists were able to figure out which parts of the brain arises a jealousy and how it relates to establishing long-term relationships.
Jealous monkeys have activated anterior cingulate cortex, which is responsible for social pain (occurring at parting, of loneliness in other similar cases) and the lateral septum, which are responsible for emotional processes and stress levels.