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Sep 28, 2020

How the Brain Balances Emotion and Reason

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: Area 32, a region of the anterior cingulate, balances activity from cognitive and emotional areas of the primate brain.

Source: SfN

Navigating through life requires balancing emotion and reason, a feat accomplished by the brain region “area 32” of the anterior cingulate cortex. The area maintains emotional equilibrium by relaying information between cognitive and emotional brain regions, according to new research in monkeys published in Journal of Neuroscience.

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