Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxiety may be contagious, mouse study suggests

Severe instances of stress experienced early in life (ELS) are a risk factor for developing neuropsychiatric diseases, such as anxiety, later in life.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study highlights a new biomarker for major depressive disorder

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a complex and debilitating metal illness. Given its complex and widespread nature, MDD has been a subject of intense medical research. Previous studies have found associations between MDD ...

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Anterior cingulate cortex

The Anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is the frontal part of the cingulate cortex, that resembles a "collar" form around the corpus callosum, the fibrous bundle that relays neural signals between the right and left cerebral hemispheres of the brain.

It includes both the ventral and dorsal areas of the cingulate cortex, and appears to play a role in a wide variety of autonomic functions, such as regulating blood pressure and heart rate, as well as rational cognitive functions, such as reward anticipation, decision-making, empathy and emotion.

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