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A new study reveals the dorsolateral prefronal cortex integrates information about blameworthiness and helps us to determine an appropriate level of punishment.
Communication between the medial temporal lobe and prefrontal cortex determines how our experiences become memories. As the brain areas mature, the precise way they interact allows for the better formation of long-term memory.
Researchers have identified specific potassium channel genes that are altered by alcohol addiction.
Decision-making requires two different brain areas that mature at different times during the teenage years. This may help parents understand why their teens are more prone to making risky decisions.
Cortical thinning over time was associated with bipolar patients who experienced more manic episodes. The changes were most evident in the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with emotional control and executive function.