Summary: Social affective behaviors are linked to changes in insular cortex excitability caused by oxytocin, researchers report. Source: Boston College....
Researchers believe some treatments for mental health conditions may be ineffective, or even dangerous for left handed people. A new study reports areas of the brain housing alertness and determination may be on the right side for left dominant people. The new theory suggests the location of a person's neural system for emotion depends on their handedness.
Researchers have identified two subpopulations of neurons in the BNST that connect to separate populations of neurons in the lateral hypothalamus which appear to drive two opposing emotional states; avoidance and reward seeking
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Using machine learning to analyze fMRI brain scans of grieving people, researchers shed light on how unconscious suppression occurs.