Anterior Cingulate Gyrus/Cortex and human behavior

Travis Knowlton LCSW
8 min readOct 28, 2021

Review of case studies

The Anterior Cingulate Gyrus/ Cortex is a newly researched area of the brain. Lengthy research has shown the A.C.C. plays a major role in the production and outward expression of an individual’s behavior. by Developing and altering one's paradigms, it is possible to enlarge the physical size and overall influence that this region of the brain has on one’s cognitive and philosophical views, in turn altering an individual’s action/reaction results in such a way that life becomes either elaborated or deescalates, depending on ambitions for enlargement or static growth. Applying these understandings to research, scientists have used the scientific method to find evidence in life that will help them explain this awesome phenomenon. Doing more than explaining the goal, is to one day use this research in the clinical settings. As my bibliographies will show there is no bias in understanding the vast importance of the Anterior Cingulate Gyrus/Cortex. In further studies these researchers reach out to members of all walks of life to help explain and unravel the mysteries of the A.C.C. personally I believe this to be one of the most fascinating and important studies to be completed in the field of modern psychology.

Rømer Thomsen, K, Lou, H.C, Joensson, M, Hyam JA, Holland P, et al. (2011) Impact of Emotion on Consciousness: Positive Stimuli Enhance Conscious Reportability. PLoS ONE 6(4): e18686. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018686

Summary: the goal of the study is how the processing of negative stimuli differs from the processing of neutral stimuli First they had a group of normal participants (N = 30) perform the task using pictures of emotionally elaborate faces presented for 32 milliseconds and 80 ms. Both the 32 ms and the 80 ms conditions were conscious. Second, a study was conducted using a shorter presentation time of 16 ms, To ensure findings could be replicated with a different type of stimuli, a third study was conducted, using positive, neutral, and negative words presented visually for 16 ms and 80 ms(The opportunity to test behavioral findings directly through electrophysiological recordings arose because they had access to a patient who had undergone successful deep brain stimulation surgery for treatment-resistant whole-body chronic pain, who had two electrodes…

Travis Knowlton LCSW

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