Scientists Locate Brain's Sentimental Center

Same Spot as Sex Urges
By Mat Probasco,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2009 4:45 AM CDT
Scientists say areas of the brain that control sex and food urges also control whether you are a "people person" or not.   (BBC)

(Newser) – It turns out sex and sentimentality are linked after all, reports Reuters. Scientists have pinpointed areas of the brain that determine an individual's warm and fuzzy feelings—which they say are the same regions that control sex and some food urges. Researchers hope the findings may help explain brain evolution and give insights into social psychiatric disorders like autism and schizophrenia.