Neuroscience has begun to tease out the neural underpinnings of prejudice in the human brain.
We now know that prejudiced behavior is controlled through a complex neural pathway consisting of cortical and sub-cortical regions. The vast majority of brain research has focused on the amygdala and the cortical regions that influence it.
Caitlin Millett is a blogger and neuroscience graduate student at Penn State College of Medicine.
Caitlin’s thesis research delves into the role of zinc signaling in hippocampal atrophy- a hallmark of progressed depression and bipolar disorder.
PhD graduate student in Neural and Behavioral Science, Pennsylvania State University –present
, BS, 2012
More information on Millet’s The Conversation page
The Conversation 2/4/15
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