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Why do some traumatized people get PTSD while others don't?

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Brain hacking study: Train your cingulate cortex to reduce bias and regulate…

Empathy is a high level emotion that helps us navigate the complex social environment we live in. New research suggests that the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex is the area in the brain that maybe uniquely required for this process.

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anterior cingulate cortex is responsible for autonomic functions/control such as regulating blood pressure and heart rate AND rational cognitive funcitons. ACC is involved with early learning tasks. It has a lot of spindle cells. Stroop test activates the ACC.

from ScienceDaily

Scientists find the brain's generosity center: Brain area that lights up when we do good for others is more active in more empathetic people

Scientists have identified part of our brain that helps us learn to be good to other people. People who rated themselves as having higher levels of empathy learned to benefit others faster than those who reported having lower levels of empathy. They also showed increased signalling in their subgenual anterior cingulate cortex when benefiting others.


Indirect spinothalamic pathways: these pathways mediate the affective and arousal components of pain, temperature, and simple tactile sensations