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Study finds brain system for emotional self-control

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Different brain areas are activated when we choose for ourselves to suppress an emotion, compared to situations where we are instructed to inhibit an emotion, according a new study from the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Ghent University.

Children with behavioural problems under-react to painful images

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When children with conduct problems see images of others in pain, key parts of their brains under-react, according to new research published today in Current Biology.

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