medial prefrontal cortex

Why you recognise someone, but can’t name him


August 5th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) You recognise someone and greet him with a warm smile but since you have forgotten his name, you are unable to connect. It could be because ... Read more...

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Brain scans ‘can predict smokers’ quitting success’


February 1st, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Brain scans will now predict accurately how successful a smoker will be in kicking the butt.A new research from the University of Michigan has suggested that brain scans ... Read more...

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Brain responds more to close friends than strangers


October 13th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) People's brains are more responsive to their friends than strangers, even if the stranger has more in common with them, study shows. Researchers at Harvard University examined a ... Read more...

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Our brains more responsive to friends than to strangers: Study


October 13th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that people's brains are more responsive to friends than to strangers, even if the stranger has more in common.Researchers examined a brain region ... Read more...

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Neuroscientists can predict your plans even before you haven’t!


June 24th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A new American study has demonstrated that neuroscientists can predict your behaviour better than you can.The research, by neuroscientists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has ... Read more...

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Here’s what makes humans sex addicts


June 11th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A brain region, called the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), is responsible for sex 'addiction' in a person, according to a study.People with addictive or compulsive disorders frequently display ... Read more...

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Fear of getting fat shows up in women’s brain scans


April 14th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Brain scan show that many women who are not seemingly concerned about how they look actually fear getting fat, researchers say. Brigham Young University (BYU) researchers in the US ... Read more...

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It’s official: Women, healthy or not, are concerned about their body shape


April 14th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Women who have a healthy body image still have underlying concerns about their weight, at least that's what their responses on a tried-and-true psychological screening showed.A Brigham Young ... Read more...

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Map of fear memory formation in human brain extended


January 28th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Extending the map of fear memory formation, scientists at Emory University have found that panic and fight-or-flight like situations not only lights up the amygdala, but also another ... Read more...

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Our brains remain much more active while daydreaming than earlier thought


May 12th, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Out brains are much more active while daydreaming than previously thought, if a new study is to be believed.Conducted by researchers at the University of British Colombia, ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘wisdom centre’ found


April 5th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): The seat of human wisdom has been identified by researchers at University of California in San Diego.Using sophisticated brain scanning techniques, scientists were able to pinpoint parts of ... Read more...

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Teens” brains not ”fully cooked” to listen to parents” views


February 6th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Are you clueless as to why your teenage kid ignores home rules? Well, British scientists have got the answer: their brain''s ability to adopt the viewpoint of ... Read more...

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Our brains play games differently against computers and humans


February 4th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Playing games against a computer activates different brain areas from those activated when playing against a human opponent, according to a new study.The researchers led by Dr. ... Read more...

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Bullies enjoy inflicting pain on others


November 7th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Aggressive bullies actually enjoy inflicting pain on others, according to a new study of brain scans.Such scans showed that brain area associated with rewards was highlighted when the ... Read more...

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People with social phobia respond differently to negative comments


October 7th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): People having generalized social phobia react differently than others when exposed to negative comments about themselves, according to a report.The study used magnetic resonance brain imaging technique ... Read more...

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Why teenagers squirm when dads hit the dance floor


September 29th, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): Very often you find yourself cringing with embarrassment when your father dons that floral shirt or gets up to shake-a-leg with your pals at your birthday party. ... Read more...

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Researchers discover cradle of anger in the brain


September 2nd, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 2 (ANI): Researchers at the University of New South Wales have identified different parts of the brain that light up when a person feels insulted. Lead researcher Dr. Thomas ... Read more...

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Do machines have mental qualities like humans?


July 9th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A collaborative study has for the first time investigated the question as to why and under what circumstances people perceive that machines have human-like capabilities and "mental ... Read more...

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How the brain creates fake reality


May 29th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): You went out with your friends yesterday. Had great fun, and ended the gala meeting by downing three vodka shots. But your folks tell you that you ... Read more...

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Brain scans show we bond with people we think are similar to us


March 19th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Using brain imaging, scientists have shown that we easily bond with people we consider similar to ourselves.Adrianna Jenkins, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology in ... Read more...

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