FuturePundit: Brain Circuit Found That Resolves Emotional Conflicts:
... the amygdala generates the signal telling the brain that an emotional conflict is present; this conflict then interferes with the brains ability to perform the task. The rostral anterior cingulate cortex, a region of the frontal lobe, was activated to resolve the conflict. Critically, the rostral cingulate dampened activity in the amygdala, so that the emotional response did not overwhelm subjects’ performance, thus achieving emotional control....
Monday, October 02, 2006
Deconstructing human programming: The amygdala and the rostral angular cingulate cortext
Another step towards understanding the programming of the naked plains ape ...
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