When we talk to someone from a different socioeconomic background our brain reacts differently than when we address someone with a similar status to our own. Researchers found higher activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with language and attentional control when people speak with those of different socioeconomic status.
A new study implicates the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in our ability to assign credit for whatever action leads to a desired outcome. While the study does not rule out the involvement of other brain areas to credit assignment, it does show the dlPFC is a key player in how we assess causality.
Researchers have identified specific brain functions that give you confidence that what you see is actually what you saw.
Increased kynurenic acid production has been implicated in the pathology of schizophrenia. The findings provide a new target for cell-specific treatments that help reduce the production of kynurenic acid and reduce symptoms of schizophrenia.
Researchers have identified a link between neurotransmitter imbalance and brain connectivity in brain areas associated with social communication and language in those with ASD.
Researchers report high density of neurons in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex play a significant role in resilient dyslexia.
A neuroimaging study reveals city dwellers who live closer to forests were more likely to have healthier amygdala structure and were better able to deal with stressful situations.
Using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, researchers report they are able to strengthen or weaken the processing of negative emotions.
A new study reports repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation appears to reduce cocaine use and cravings in those addicted to the drug.