Monday, 25 May, 2009 Health & Fitness

Area Of The Brain Responsible For Friendliness Is Found

Researchers from Cambridge University in Great Britain have determined the relationship between the structure of certain areas of the human brain and friendliness towards other people. The results of the study were published in the European Journal of Neuroscience.

Mael Lebreton and his colleagues from Psychiatry Department of Cambridge University have studied the relationship between specific personality traits and brain structure in 41 volunteers. Besides the Magnetic Resonance scanning of the brain, the participants in the research were proposed to answer questions, with the help of which scientists could appreciate their emotional level and communicative character.

According to the results, scientists have established the following dependence: the higher the concentration of the grey substance in the orbitofrontal cortex and in the striated body of the human brain is, the more emotional is the person in case.

The role of the orbitofrontal cortex and of the striated body in developing a more simple behavior (searching for food or sexual attraction) was previosuly proved to be a scientific fact. According to the researchers, the discoveries will help in the future studies on psychic diseases, manifested as disturbances of social behaviour, such as autism or schizophrenia.

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