People genuinely enjoy telling others off if they have done something wrong, according to scientists.

Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland tested seven pairs of men as they played a game.



The game involved money changing hands. If one player failed to play fairly, he tended to be punished by the other.



Writing in Science, the researchers said telling someone off activated a part of the brain which is linked to enjoyment and satisfaction.



The researchers said it might explain why many people choose to reprimand others if they break the rules or abuse their trust.



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