Naughty or nice? Brain chemical may tell

Naughty or nice? Brain chemical may tell.

Naughty or nice? Brain chemical may tell.

Chemicals in your body can influence how generous or selfish you are.

In recent years, experiments have explored the role of one called oxytocin – which one researcher calls the “moral molecule.” Oxytocin, in particular, promotes empathy, and when the chemical is inhibited in someone, they become more prone to sinful, or selfish, behavior.