The brain chooses between two neural systems responsible for emulation learning and imitation learning. Study reveals how the brain chooses which strategy to employ when faced with an observational learning task.
Study reveals two different brain structures are implicated in implicit and explicit theory of mind, and both regions mature at different ages to fulfill their function. The supramarginal gyrus matures earlier, enabling theory of mind to occur slightly earlier than believed. Full ability for theory of mind occurs at age four when the temporoparietal junction matures.
Taijin-kyofusho, a form of social anxiety disorder characterized by a fear of causing others discomfort as a result of the sufferer's behavioral reactions, is linked to hypersensitivity of the emotional states of others and an inability to identify emotional context.
The activity of the temporoparietal junction becomes significantly suppressed during trust decisions when people feel threatened, a new study reports.
A new study reports chronic video game playing is associated with hyperconnectivity between a number of brain networks, and reveals why these brain changes could be both beneficial and harmful.
A new study reports people with borderline personality disorder have lowered brain activity in areas important to empathy.
When people close their eyes, they can form mental images of things that exist only in their minds. Neuroscientists studying...