Imagination helps us act altruistically, a new study reports. When we see others in trouble, we imagine how we can help before acting. Researchers implicate the medial temporal lobe subsystem in guiding our prosocial behaviors.
Researchers report adults with ASD have diminished neural response to hearing their own names. The study reports those diagnosed with autism display diminished activity in the right temporoparietal junction, an area of the brain associated with the processing self-other distinction.
The brain automatically places more value on the opinions of people who appear to be confident, a new study reports.