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The Right Temporoparietal Junction part of our brain helps us think about other people, understanding their mental states.
If this region is well developed and better connected to other parts of the brain, people behave altruistically and show less bias in their groups. If this region is impaired, people lose their sense of morality.
New studies about this region of the brain tell us that impulsivity and selfishness are linked, and are the opposite of restraint and empathy.
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Self-control, an ability to overcome your current state of want or desire, and appreciate the needs of your future self, is similar to the feelings of empathy and selflessness, which essentially is the same ability projected on others.
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This is a social-cognitive skill that relates to the ability to think about your own mental state and the mental states of other people.
It's called a theory because what we believe is going on with other people is just that - a theory.
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Contrary to popular belief, daydreaming is actually an evolutionary trait specific to human beings which harnesses our creative power and enables us to function in an effective manner.
Research shows that a creative distraction like daydreams loosens us form our never-endi...
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Research suggests patience - along with impulse control - can be linked to specific neurological systems.
A previous study showed a possible link between a lack of serotonin receptors in the brain and impulsive behaviours. Another study went further by researching the role of the DRN (...
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