Brain's insular cortex mediates approach and avoidance responses to others in distress

Published: 31/01/2018
Brain's insular cortex mediates approach and avoidance responses to others in distress
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Searching for clues to complex social behaviors, experiments found that laboratory rats - much like humans -- will approach distressed juveniles but avoid distressed adults -- responses known as social affective behaviors, Boston College researchers report in Nature Neuroscience. Additionally, the brain's insular cortex region is required for proper reactions to others in distress. Further, chang

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