The anterior cingulate cortex generates a reactive alarm, increasing its activity to signal to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to stop intrusive thoughts and memories.
Study reveals how the brain distinguishes between different types of social conformity when revising opinions.
The activity of the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) during motivated control reflects the calculation of surprise. The findings take cognitive control research to new heights by providing insight into how the dACC works as a component of a brain network that supports motivated behaviors.
Researchers identified specific neurons in the medial prefrontal cortex, called self monitoring error neurons, that fire immediately after people make a mistake.
A new study reports children who exhibit excessive self control and have tendencies toward perfectionism are twice as likely to develop OCD by their teenage years. Researchers report perfectionist children often have smaller dorsal anterior cingulate cortex volume, an area of the brain linked to OCD.
Sleep plays an important role in being able to regulate negative emotions, especially in people with depression and anxiety, a new study reveals.
A new study reports that when at rest, neural networks are ready to execute even the simplest of behaviors and movements.
Researchers report brain scans showed deficits in an area of the brain associated with cognitive function in older individuals with HIV who scored 'cognitively normal' in tests.
New research finds the pain of social rejection might not prompt the same brain response as physical pain, as previously thought.