The more active the prefrontal dorsolateral cortex (DLPFC) is during the provocation phase of anger, the less the participant takes revenge, research from the University of Geneva has shown. The findings shed new light on which brain areas underlie the feelings of anger and the regulation of related punishment behaviors. The University of Geneva (UNIGE)… Read more

Nobody likes a noisy chewer or mouth-breather, but most people find they are minor annoyances. Then there are those that find certain sounds unbearable. People with this condition, known as misophonia, have a hatred of sounds such as eating, chewing or repeated pen clicking. Called “trigger sounds” by the misophonia community, the response can be… Read more

Angry employees are more likely to do unethical things at work, even if work isn’t what they’re angry about, a new study suggests. The finding underscores how important it is for supervisors to pay attention to employees’ emotions — especially when the emotion is anger. Meanwhile, when employees are feeling guilty, they are far less… Read more

Whether you let it all out or bottle it up, arguments between spouses align with specific health problems, report researchers. The longitudinal study, based on how couples behave during conflicts, suggests outbursts of anger predict cardiovascular problems later in life. On the other hand, shutting down emotionally or “stonewalling” during conflict raises the risk of… Read more

New evidence shows mice have a brain structure that throttles rage. The structure is called the lateral septum. It’s physically connected to and receives electrical signals other parts of the brain that control emotions, learning, aggression, and hormone production. Damage to the lateral septum can trigger a cascade of activity in other brain regions that… Read more