How the Brain Regulates Emotions

The human brain’s regulation of emotions is crucial for daily functioning, impacting both feelings and behaviors. Mental health challenges often stem from difficulties in flexibility, hindering the ability to perceive situations differently. A recent Dartmouth-led study delves into emotion generation and regulation, isolating specific brain regions involved. These findings could inform clinical applications, potentially enhancing emotion regulation through targeted brain stimulation. The study also sheds light on neurotransmitter systems like serotonin and dopamine, suggesting their role in emotion regulation and potential implications for mental health treatments, including psychedelics. Understanding these neural mechanisms can improve therapeutic approaches by integrating psychological and pharmaceutical interventions.


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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.