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PostPosted: 07 Apr 2010, 09:36 
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/201 ... hlZHNsaQ--

LiveScience.com – Tue Apr 6, 8:15 am ET

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The brains of shy or introverted individuals might actually process the world differently than their more extroverted counterparts, a new study suggests.

About 20 percent of people are born with a personality trait called sensory perception sensitivity (SPS) that can manifest itself as the tendency to be inhibited, or even neuroticism. The trait can be seen in some children who are "slow to warm up" in a situation but eventually join in, need little punishment, cry easily, ask unusual questions or have especially deep thoughts, the study researchers say.

The new results show that these highly sensitive individuals also pay more attention to detail, and have more activity in certain regions of their brains when trying to process visual information than those who are not classified as highly sensitive.


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PostPosted: 08 Apr 2010, 13:34 
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We can add this study to yours.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notro ... -gullible/

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Scientists discover gene and part of brain that make people gullible

Scientists have discovered the part of the brain that makes people gullible, it was claimed today. The findings could have massive implications for treating the growing number of people who fall wide-eyed for sensationalist media reports.

Professor Cristoph Morris, who led the research, said that a part of the brain called the inferior supra-credulus was unsually active in people with a tendency to believe horoscopes and papers invoking fancy brain scans. “This correlation is so strong that we can speculate about a causal link with a high degree of certainty,” he concluded.

Morris made his discovery using a brain-scanning technique called fluorescence magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which can read people’s thoughts with an incredible degree of accuracy, just slightly better than chance. His results are published in the Journal of Evolutionary Psychoimagery.

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PostPosted: 08 Apr 2010, 14:48 
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Scientists discover gene and part of brain that make people gullible

Oh, sure, like I'm gonna believe that? ;)

If there is a skeptic gene, it must be recessive.


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Thank you for your posts! Very interesting!
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