Happier people show greater brain connectivity when processing negative information about themselves

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    Happier people show greater brain connectivity when processing negative information about themselves, according to a recent study. The study points to an active process in the brain, involving the dorsal medial prefrontal cortex, which is related to effectively regulating negative emotional information.
    Research has shown that self-related information causes unique brain activity, for example, seeing your own face produces activity that differs from that produced by other faces. Moreover, it has recently been suggested that activity in the dorsal medial prefrontal cortex, which is at the top-front of the brain, may reflect efforts to decrease self-related negative emotion.

    http://www.psypost.org/2016/07/happ...ssing-negative-self-related-information-43650

    Paper: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0149554
     

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