The stronger the connection between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and temporal-parietal junction, the less likely people are to punish others for selfish deeds.
Using a combination of movie clips and neuroimaging, researchers find people have positive biases to those they feel are more like them, even if they are unable to see the person's face.
A new neuroimaging study sheds light on how we relate to characters in stories. Researchers report, no matter how a story is relayed, brain networks associated with theory of mind are activated when participants associate with the protagonist. The study concludes our brains relate best to characters, no matter how the narrative is expressed.
A new study adds to growing evidence that infants possess a basic theory of mind. Neuroimaging reveals the temporal parietal junction, an area of the brain associated with theory of mind, responds similarly in infants and adults when watching videos of actors expressing different mental states.
In a study exploring the neural correlates of the fight or flight response, people who choose to flee perceive a greater threat, leading them to behaviorally and mentally disengage from a situation, researchers report.
Researchers find the differences in primate brains can be explained as a consequence of the same genetic program.