Men Don’t Understand Women and Brain Connectivity

  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3622659/ Why Don’t Men Understand Women? Altered Neural Networks for Reading the Language of Male and Female Eyes Men are traditionally thought to have more problems in understanding women compared to understanding other men, though evidence supporting this assumption remains sparse. Recently, it has been shown, however, that men’s problems in recognizing women’s emotions…

Training Can Improve Emotional Control.

Training frontoparietal circuit can improve cognitive control of emotional responses. Two groups were divided into sham training and emotional working memory training. Both groups where then shown unpleasant images and measured for emotional responses. Only the EWM group showed improvement in affective control. As the authors note, emotional control can improve decision making in occupational…

I’m Sad and I Hate You.

Molecular Psychiatry (2013) 18, 101–111; doi:10.1038/mp.2011.127; published online 4 October 2011 http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v18/n1/full/mp2011127a.html Depression uncouples brain hate circuit It is increasingly recognized that we need a better understanding of how mental disorders such as depression alter the brain’s functional connections to improve both early diagnosis and therapy. A new holistic approach has been used to investigate functional connectivity changes…