Are we more trusting after Thanksgiving dinner?
Perhaps, suggests a new study investigating tryptophan, the amino acid found in the big bird, fish, soy, eggs and spinach.
Researchers at the Universities of Leiden and Munster set out to find out if tryptophan, a compound that stimulates the production of serotonin, has a positive effect on mutual trust. Tryptophan is taken to relieve insomnia and to alleviate premenstrual symptoms in women.
The new research