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Neural fingerprints of altruism

20:00 EDT 25 Mar 2018 | AAAS

(D'Or Institute for Research and Education) For at least 150 years, we know that traumatic brain injury can change several domains of behavior, impairing social behavior or memory, for instance, depending on which brain areas have been damaged. However, mapping the relation between brain areas and behavior can be tough, especially for complex behavior such as altruism. In this study, war veterans with brain lesion were studied to elucidate causal relationship between how specific brain areas are involved in social behavior.

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