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Can pessimism be cure?

A research team, led by MIT’s McGovern Institute research affiliates Kenichi Amemori and Satoko Amemori, has found that the primate caudate nucleus (as part of the striatum region located in the dorsal striatum alongside the putamen which is known to regulate movement and influence’s certain types of learning) may be casually involved in the generation of persistent and repetitive negative states, and that neural acitivity in the central nucleus could exhibit specific features correlated with these states. What is more, the findings suggest that the local striatal circuits may be a casual source in producing persistent pessimistic states.

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