A new neuroimaging study found those who achieved greater success at losing weight showed increased activation in regions of the lateral prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with self control.
Researchers discover differences in the brain's emotional networks between those who do not meditate, novice meditators and those who have practiced meditation for a long time.
White lies that are selfish in nature elicit increased activity in both the ventral and rostral medial prefrontal cortex.
A new neuroimaging study reveals imagination may help people with fear or anxiety disorders overcome them. The study reports imagining a threat can alter the way it is represented in the brain.
According to a new study, people who carry a certain genetic variation perceive positive and negative emotions more vividly.
Neuroimaging reveals 'successful' psychopaths (those who can control their antisocial tendencies) have greater levels of gray matter density between the left and right ventromedial prefrontal cortex. This area of the brain is implicated in self-regulatory processes, including reactive emotions.
Greater variability in reaction time is associated with reduced gray matter volume in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, a new study reports.
A new mathematical equation predicts which individuals will have more happiness and increased brain activity for intrinsic rather than extrinsic rewards. The approach can be used to predict personal preferences based on mood and without asking the individual.