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FENS 2020 | Social network size predicts the size of the cingulate cortex

Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, MD, PhD, Central Institute of Mental Health, University of Heidelberg, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany, discusses how our social networks’ size impacts the size of the amygdala and cingulate cortex. Both structures are involved in regulating negative emotion, stress and fear and strongly affected by risk genes for psychiatric disorders. This interview was recorded during an online conference call with The Video Journal of Neurology (VJNeurology).