Author: Matthew Dunn
HAVE you ever found yourself constantly thinking unwanted thoughts and can't explain why? Well, now a scientific breakthrough has found an answer.
HAVE you ever wondered why your mind keeps going back to that drunken mistake you have tried to erase from your memory?
The reason why you can’t stop thinking about it might be because your brain lacks a specific chemical that allows you to suppress unwanted thoughts.
This is according to a study that explored the region at the front of the brain known as the prefrontal cortex — the area that plays a key role in controlling our actions and thoughts.
Participants were asked either recall or suppress information based on different cues, with researchers observing brain activity by using a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
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