Neuroscience: Cultivate Optimism With The Help Of Your Brain

Feeling anxious? Your orbitofrontal cortex may have something to do with it. (Photo : Flickr) Feeling anxious? Your orbitofrontal cortex may have something to do with it. It’s the region of the brain that’s located just behind the eyes, and previous research has shown that it plays a role in anxiety. Like Us on Facebook New findings published in the journal Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience reveal that healthy adults with larger OFCs tend to be more optimistic, with less anxiety. In this recent study, researchers wanted to go about things in a different light, as most previous studies focus on those who have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders. “We wanted to go in the opposite direction,” University of Illinois researcher Sanda Dolcos said, in a news release. “If there can…


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