Researchers Identify Brain Connections Linked to Positive Human Traits

Oxford, UK (Scicasts) — A new study by Oxford University researchers identifies a strong correspondence between a particular set of connections in the brain and positive lifestyle and behaviour traits. A team of scientists led by the University’s Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain has investigated the connections in the brains of 461 people and compared them with 280 different behavioural and demographic measures that were recorded for the same participants. They found that variation in brain connectivity and an individual’s traits lay on a single axis — where those with classically positive lifestyles and behaviours had different connections to those with classically negative ones. The findings are published in Nature Neuroscience. The team used data from the Human Connectome Project (HCP), a $30m brain imaging study funded by…


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