The Relationship Between Particular Brain Circuits and Different Aspects of Mental Well-Being

The Relationship Between Particular Brain Circuits and Different Aspects of Mental Well-Being

Summary: Understanding how changes in the brain relate to changes in well-being is key to developing new targets for the treatment of mental health disorders. Source: University of Oxford Associate Professor Miriam Klein-Flügge and colleagues looked at brain connectivity and mental health data from nearly 500 people. In particular, they looked at the connectivity of the amygdala—a brain region well known for its importance in emotion and reward processing. The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging to consider seven small …