Scenes of justified and unjustified violence in movies activate different areas of the adolescent brain. Unjustified violence activates the lateral orbital frontal cortex, while scenes where violence appears justified, activates the ventromedial prefrontal cortex.
Researchers believe their findings could help to prevent at-risk children from developing anxiety disorders.
Obtaining new information may be addictive. Study finds information acquisition shares the same dopamine producing reward system pathway as food, financial rewards and drugs.
White lies that are selfish in nature elicit increased activity in both the ventral and rostral medial prefrontal cortex.
Atypical activation and negative functional connectivity between the insula and ventromedial prefrontal cortex could explain why psychopaths lack empathy.
A new study reveals chronic cocaine users have a global impairment of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex.
University of Oregon researchers report those who write online journals that note feelings of gratitude develop an increase in altruism.
A new neuroimaging study shows differences in brain structure according to how trusting people are of others.