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How we make complex decisions

Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that helps break decisions down into smaller pieces When making a complex decision, we often break the problem down into a series of smaller decisions. For example, when deciding how to treat a patient, a... Continue Reading →

People who deeply grasp the pain or happiness of others also process music differently in the brain

People with higher empathy differ from others in the way their brains process music, according to a study by researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas and UCLA. The researchers found that compared to low empathy people, those with higher empathy... Continue Reading →

Scientists Suggest That Specific Brain Circuits Could Unlock New Psychiatric Treatments

A McLean Hospital scientific team’s comprehensive analysis of recent research into how the brain shapes responses to cognitive and emotional challenges has revealed the potential for new brain treatments for psychiatric conditions that target specific brain circuits. The detailed review,... Continue Reading →

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