UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Are we hard wired to be rebellious?

24 February 2012

As reported in the Daily Mail:

"Scientists have discovered for the first time that being rebellious may be hard-wired in our brains."

"Researchers found that the extent to which people changed their minds to fit in with the crowd was directly linked to the size of a specific area of their brains."

"A study lead by neuroscientists at UCL used brain scans to show rebellious may not just be a product of your upbringing, but an innate quality."

“Our results show that social conformation is, at least in part, hard-wired in the structure of the brain,” says Professor Chris Frith (UCL Institute of Neurology, Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience)

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