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Science finds why our heart rules our head

11th April 2007

Neurologists have identified part of the brain that defines us as human and allows emotion and intuition to work in tandem with logic to solve moral dilemmas. Researchers in the US showed that a frontal lobe in the brain, the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, (VMPC) plays a crucial role in decision-making. Antonia Damasio, of the University of Southern California, said: "This component of the system is one among several that contribute to our wisdom and humanity".

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Title: Science finds why our heart rules our head
Author: Laura E
Article Id: 2512
Date Added: 11th Apr 2007


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