Women Have More Active Brains Than Men — Neuroscience News Updates

A large scale SPECT imaging study reveals women’s brains are significantly more active in more regions than males, including the prefronal cortex and limbic areas. Visual and areas associated with coordination were more active in males, researchers noted.

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Brain Lays Foundation for Reason in Childhood — Neuroscience News Updates

According to a new Journal of Neuroscience study, strong structural connectivity between the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex and inferior parietal lobe in young children is associated with improved reasoning in adulthood.

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The ecology of human fear: survival optimization and the nervous system | Neuroscience — Just Merveilleux?

“In this article, we gather ecological theories and empirical data from a variety of related fields in an attempt to create a unified model of how humans predict, respond to, control and learn about danger. We will discuss hierarchical theories of threat, how these hierarchies are represented within a global neural architecture, and present evidence […]

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