An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Genes of Anger

There was a movie – “Albert Pinto ko Gussa kyun Aata hai?” (Why does Albert Pinto get angry). Well, it turns out .. because Albert Sr. used to get agry.. that is why Albert Jr. is getting angry. And it all boils down to one “T”.

A gene called DARPP-32 produces more dopamine – which leads to more anger and aggression. Researchers at University of Bonn worked with over 800 people in this research.

Researchers found that those who had the “TT” or “TC” versions of the gene portrayed significantly more anger than those with the “CC” version. They also found that those who display more anger have less grey matter in the amygdala, a part of the brain that helps keep our emotions balanced.

Less Grey matter and predominance of “T”s. That’s what it all leads to… Anger. Worse, its hereditary.

Reference Links:

1. Anger ‘is down to genes’

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