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Calling for help controlled by two brain systems

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified two brain areas that control whehter an individual will call out in distress in order to get help. The brain areas involved are the amygdala - an area important in detecting and reacting to threats - and the right prefrontal cortex - believed to play a role in achieving goals and attaching to others.

"These findings have far-reaching implications because they help clarify how a balance of two important brain systems can influence an individual's behavior and emotional expression in times of need," says Ned Kalin, senior author on the study. "The findings suggest that how open an individual is willing to be in asking for help may depend more than we thought on how secure that individual feels at any given time in a supportive relationship."
The study will appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online Early Edition during the week of March 7-11.

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