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.
According to researchers, when people are aware they are being observed, brain areas associated with social awareness and reward activate a part of the brain that affects motor control, helping them to perform better at skilled tasks.
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.
A new study reports traumatic experiences can alter the brain, leaving people more vulnerable to psychological problems.
A new study reports high testosterone levels is linked to lower sensitivity when faced with negative emotions.
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.
Researchers discovered a part of the brain involved in future behavioral changes, the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex, had greater activation when smokers were exposed to anti-smoking messages with stronger arguments as opposed to weaker arguments.