RESEARCH, YOUTH: Behavioural problems in youths are associated with differences in the brain

RESEARCH, YOUTH: Behavioural problems in youths are associated with differences in the brain

[…] The researchers from the University of Birmingham found that, compared to typically developing youths, those with behavioural problems show grey matter reductions specifically within the amygdala, the insula, and the prefrontal cortex.

These brain areas are important for decision-making, empathic responses, reading facial expressions and emotion regulation; key cognitive and affective processes that are shown to be deficient in youths with behavioural problems.

Source: University of Birmingham

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