Researchers from the University of Georgia examined 82 people and discovered features of the brain characteristic of gullible people. Data were installed in the experiment, people were shown pictures of persons without emotion and proposed to assess the reliability of these people. Information provided by the publication of Psych Central.
Next, the brain of all volunteers scanned using MRI. The survey was able to detect two features that determine the degree of credulity of man. In ventromedial prefrontal cortex from gullible people had more gray matter. The volume of the amygdala, responsible for the emotional significance has also been increased.
Scientists believe that the information obtained will help in developing new treatments for autism. Among people with autism widespread distrust and reduced emotionality. Maybe someday there will be drugs or methods for correcting violations brain, typical for this pathology.