Scientists from Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne University of Technology) conducted brain scans of young people at different times during the day, resulting in found that the mood of wards always and greatly deteriorated at about 14:00. Even then, researchers thought that these data could be used in the development of new treatments for anxiety and depression in men, who are in principle more difficult than women to go to therapy in case of mental disorders, according to vesti.ru.
In the experiment, were able to establish that the area of the brain responsible for pleasure, in men reaches its maximum activity in the morning and evening. But the fact that it occurs in about two in the afternoon, makes a man angry for no reason or sad for no particular reason (that’s why the meeting is at 14.00, if your head man, not exactly the best idea).
Comparing the activation of the reward system of the brain in 16 men while gambling at 10:00, 14:00 and 19:00, they found that activation in the left putamen (putamen) region of the brain associated with reward were lowest in the afternoon. “The left putamen are particularly sensitive to unexpected rewards, which may indicate that morning and evening centers of remuneration does not expect it, but because, so to speak, wonder, and mood as a result of this increase,” says the study’s lead author Jamie Byrne.
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Interestingly, the obtained results contrast with previous studies that showed that people report a better mood – subjective measurement of the activation of the reward – just two hours of the day. “Our results in any case are important because they show once again that the reward system of the brain is closely connected with the internal clock of a person,” adds Byrne.
However, it is important to keep in mind that the culprit of a bad mood in the middle of the day can be called day fall, which happens both in men and women between 13:00 to 15:00. To aggravate the situation is capable of regular lack of sleep,unhealthy diet, high stress levels or metabolic disorders.