Thursday, March 19, 2009

Money can mess with your mind

Money does not only serve as a medium of exchange, it also leads to various psychological consequences. Like, money-related terms can make people more "market oriented" and self sufficient than nonmoney-related terms; money also acts on our minds rather like an addictive drug, giving it the power to drive some of us to compulsive gambling, overwork or obsessive spending; human brain processes ideas about money using the same pathways evolved to think about food, so that in our minds these two are synonymous.

1 comment:

Shalini said...

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