Feb 26, 2024

What’s in a Name? Actors Suppress Their Sense of Self When Playing New Character

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: When actors hear their own names during a performance, their response is suppressed by activity in the left anterior prefrontal cortex, a brain area associated with self-awareness.

Source: UCL

Actors may suppress their core sense of self when acting, as they immerse themselves in a new role, finds a new study by UCL researchers.

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