The Angry Brain: Neural Correlates of Anger, Angry Rumination, and Aggressive Personality

  title={The Angry Brain: Neural Correlates of Anger, Angry Rumination, and Aggressive Personality},
  author={Thomas F. Denson and William C. Pedersen and Jaclyn Ronquillo and Anirvan S. Nandy},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
Very little is known about the neural circuitry guiding anger, angry rumination, and aggressive personality. In the present fMRI experiment, participants were insulted and induced to ruminate. Activity in the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex was positively related to self-reported feelings of anger and individual differences in general aggression. Activity in the medial prefrontal cortex was related to self-reported rumination and individual differences in displaced aggression. Increased… CONTINUE READING
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