Envy and pleasure do go together
No.. Tell me it ain't true doc.
The Schadenfreude study was led by Dr Hidehiko Takahashi of Tokoyo Medical and Dental University in Japan. Dr Dean Mobbs of the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, a co-author on the paper, said:It's that definition of pleasure that sets me salivating,
‘‘We captured images of what happens in the brain when a person feels pleasure as the result of another’s misfortune. The results clearly showed increased activation in the greater ventral striatum, a region implicated in many types of reward.’’
Dr Mobbs added: “For example, the bragging neighbour who loses his expensive new car during the economic downturn would presumably make most people feel some satisfaction.”So that explains why the Irish 'No' vote felt so good.