Linking Brain Structure and Activation in Temporoparietal Junction to Explain the Neurobiology of Human Altruism

@article{Morishima2012LinkingBS,
  title={Linking Brain Structure and Activation in Temporoparietal Junction to Explain the Neurobiology of Human Altruism},
  author={Yosuke Morishima and Daniel Schunk and Adrian Bruhin and Christian C. Ruff and Ernst Fehr},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2012},
  volume={75},
  pages={73-79}
}
Human altruism shaped our evolutionary history and pervades social and political life. There are, however, enormous individual differences in altruism. Some people are almost completely selfish, while others display strong altruism, and the factors behind this heterogeneity are only poorly understood. We examine the neuroanatomical basis of these differences with voxel-based morphometry and show that gray matter (GM) volume in the right temporoparietal junction (TPJ) is strongly associated with… CONTINUE READING

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