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University of Oregon

Taxation and the Brain

Caption: William Harbaugh (left), Ulrich Mayr and Dan Burghart have found that non-voluntary donations, or taxation, activates an ancient part of the brain in the same way as obtaining food or experiencing pleasure.

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