When viewing OCD related images, those with the disorder had increased distress and higher levels of activity in emotion related brain regions than their siblings who did not suffer from OCD, researchers report.
Researchers have uncovered the neural mechanism underlying rumination. The study reports when rumination occurs, coupling between the core and medial temporal lobe subsystems of the default mode network becomes elevated, while coupling between the core and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex decreases.
Researchers identify brain regions associated with the successful spread of ideas, often called "buzz". Messages which will go viral on social media can be predicted, according to the study.
A new study reports traumatic experiences can alter the brain, leaving people more vulnerable to psychological problems.
Researchers report the medial prefrontal cortex calibrates current visual information with previously obtained information to help us perceive the world with more stability, helping to retain visual consistency as we blink.
A new Scientific Reports study links structural changes in the teenage brain to behavioral changes when it comes to understanding the intention of others.
A new report in Science identifies a neural circuit in the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex of mouse brains that may play a key role in social dominance. Using optogenetics, researchers were able to target neurons in the dmPFC to help boost a mouse's chance of 'winning' in an aggressive encounter.