Wednesday, May 20, 2009

'People-person' brain area found

According to this story at BBC News, scientists have discovered the areas of the brain that may determine how sociable a person is. Warm, sentimental people tend to have more brain tissue in the outer strip of the brain just above the eyes and in a structure deep in the brain's center.

Here's scans of the brains of two people in a social setting, with the "social pleasure" areas highlighted:

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