Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Can frontal brain age-related atrophy increase gambling, depression and prejudice?

Another nice research summary in one of my favorite journals for quick contemporary research updates....Current Directions in Psychological Science. von Hippel (2007) presents a summary that suggests that age-related atrophy of the brains frontal lobes (which is the primary seat of executive functions), which can produce increased disinhibition in behavior, might be causative variables in increased prejudice, gambling, and depression in the elderly.

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