US scientists say they can tell whether one person trusts another, by using a brain scan.
The results suggest that a brain region called the caudate nucleus lights up when it receives or computes data to make decisions based on trust.
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Lead researcher Dr Read Montague said the latest findings might be important for understanding more general, everyday judgments of trust, as well as conditions such as schizophrenia and autism.
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