New report finds people who are always angry may have smaller brains

Score another victory for the emotionally stable as new findings recently published by the inaugural issue of the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging found that people who are prone to rage attacks have smaller “emotional brains,” according to a new study based on brain scans.
Researchers concluded that people with this condition, called ‘intermittent explosive disorder,’ have less “gray matter”—brain tissue made of nerve cells—in the so-called frontolimbic regions of the brain, structures that regulate emotions.

These brain areas play an important role in the biology of aggressive behavior, according to scientists. An article on the new findings is published in .

The findings “suggest that disrupted development of the brain’s emotion-regulating circuitry may underlie an individual’s propensity for rage and aggression,” said the journal’s editor, Cameron Carter of the University of California, Davis.

Go ahead angry people reading this right now… you know you want to do it. That’s right, go ahead and scream at your desk right now.


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