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.
Study reveals how the brain distinguishes between different types of social conformity when revising opinions.
Researchers use neuroimaging technology to identify brain differences between those who procrastinate and those who are doers. The study reveals people with poor action control have a larger amygdala, and the connection between the dorsal ACC and amygdala is less pronounced.
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.
Treatment resistant bipolar disorder patients experienced a reversal of a key symptom 40 minutes after a single infusion of ketamine, a new study reports.
A new neuroimaging study reports on substantial differences in neural activity following correct or incorrect answers to tasks.
The anterior cingulate cortex generates a reactive alarm, increasing its activity to signal to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to stop intrusive thoughts and memories.