Outgrowing Emotional Egocentricity
Read the full article Outgrowing Emotional Egocentricity at NeuroscienceNews.com.
Max Planck researchers discover a region of the brain that enables children to overcome emotional self-centeredness as they mature.
The research is in Social Cognitive And Affective Neuroscience. (full access paywall)
Research: “Age-related Differences in Function and Structure of rSMG and Reduced Functional Connectivity with DLPFC Explains Heightened Emotional Egocentricity Bias in Childhood” by Nikolaus Steinbeis, Boris C. Bernhardt, Tania Singer in Social Cognitive And Affective Neuroscience. doi:10.1093/scan/nsu057
Image: When I’m happy about something, others must be, too: children don’t learn that this assumption is frequently wrong until a relevant region in their brain is fully developed. Credit Sven Döring.