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Does Cheese Lead to Better Decisions?

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Topic: Does Cheese Lead to Better Decisions?
Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Subject: Does Cheese Lead to Better Decisions?
Date Posted: 12 June 2008 at 12:24am
According to recent scientific research, those who eat cheese make better decisions!
 
The cheesy secret behind successful decision making

It may look like an ordinary cheese sandwich but it could contain the vital ingredient that helps you successfully negotiate that pay rise.

Scientists have found that people with high levels of the brain chemical serotonin are more likely to succeed in delicate negotiations affecting their own interests. Serotonin is manufactured in the body from the amino acid, tryptophan, which is present in several foods and cheese is a particularly good source.

Eating a cheese sandwich before entering the boss's office could therefore give your brain that vital edge.

Psychologists at the University of Cambridge who manipulated the diets of volunteers to alter their serotonin levels found that when the levels of the brain chemical were low the volunteers were more likely to allow emotion to rule their heads and make decisions that harmed their long-term interests.

But when the levels of serotonin were high they behaved in a more rational, level-headed fashion, putting their own material advancement ahead of the short-term satisfaction of telling their boss exactly what they thought of them.

It is one of the first studies to demonstrate the role of serotonin in regulating emotion and aggression in social decision making. The findings help explain why some people tend to over-react to a perceived unfairness, becoming angry and combative, when they haven't eaten

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-cheesy-secret-behind-successful-decision-making-841419.html - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-cheesy-secret-behind-successful-decision-making-841419.html
 
Have you found that to be the case?
 
Do you make better decisions after a cheese sandwich?
 
 


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