Study: Big City Life Will Make You Mean!!!

In a new study just released it appears that living in a Big City has the effect of making people be less tolerant of others.  In other words, people get on each other’s nerves faster!!!!

In the AP article, “Big City Got You Down? Stress Study May Show Why?” by Malcolm Ritter, he reports that

Imaging scans show that in city dwellers or people who grew up in urban areas, certain areas of the brain react more vigorously to stress. That may help explain how city life can boost the risks of schizophrenia and other mental disorders, researchers said.

The study, sponsored by the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany, looked at people from urban settings and was published in the latest issue of “Nature.”

For more on the study:

AP: Big city got you down? Stress study may show why

Nature: City living and urban upbringing affect neural social stress processing in humans

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