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Added Feb 08 2018

Why do people tend to approach a child in distress, but avoid a distressed adult? Searching for clues to complex social behaviors, a team of BC researchers have learned that the brain's insular cortex and the hormone oxytocin play a role. #BCResearch

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February 8, 2018
    Insular Cortex Mediates Approach/Avoidance to Others in Distress
    The brain's insular cortex, which processes senses and emotions, controls reactions like approach to or avoidance of others through the action of the hormone oxytocin, a team of Boston College researchers reports in the latest edition of the journal Nature Neuroscience.

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