Hunger makes people careless when making decisions
Researchers also claim that hunger shifts one’s mindset when deciding something. So many decisions finally taken reflexively and careless.
According to researchers, predators also tend to take risks to pursue dangerous prey when hungry. To prove this theory, researchers then conducted an experiment to analyze the behavior of a fruit fly.
The team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried, Germany, uses fruit flies to test the theory that decisions made affect certain nerve cells are activated and deactivated in various levels of hunger.
Researchers also found that the fly’s fear of carbon dioxide is not shown when the insects are hungry. So the flies will still fly to the food though there are a lot of carbon dioxide levels in the vicinity. In other words, the flies just focus on getting food without regard to the risk from the effects of carbon dioxide.
“When flies are hungry, they do not care about the dangers around them. Much like humans, starvation also affects the system in the brain when deciding something,” explained Dr. Grunwald-Kadow, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
Previously, there are many similar studies that explain that shopping when hungry makes one forget oneself. So one tends shopping frenzy though the items purchased that are not really needed.