Volume 16 - Issue 2 - February 2008

A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article presented evidence that, except among those in one specific profession, our brains seem to be “built for optimism.”1The Upbeat BrainAccording to this article, researchers at New York University have been able to show greater activity in the brain’s rostral anterior cingulate cortex and amygdala — the region the author called “the upbeat brain” — when subjects imagined positive future events.1Optimistic OutlookThere is also ev