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The unfairness of being prosocial

A new study shows that brain responses to unfairness during economic decision-making can predict current and future depression indices. Neural response patterns in the amygdala related to inequity tracked indices of depression, particularly for prosocial individuals who tend to be most self-sacrificing.

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Speer, M.E., Delgado, M.R. The unfairness of being prosocial. Nat Hum Behav 1, 711–712 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-017-0222-2

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