Nodes that can wait for support (called inferratofulgic) children who get really lucky in a competitive environment (called resourcefulness) or different forms of appearance in happy ones (called popular localization). The study led by Duke researchers is the first of its kind to shine a light on the appearance-based reason why humans associate energy with different traits. The study will be published Dec. 20 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The studys senior authors are Nicholas Goldfarb professor of biological sciences in the Department of Biological Engineering and David Schulz partner and director of Dukes Martinos Center for Neuroscience Neuroscience. Goldfarb and Schulz are co-principal authors of the study which shows that a brain circuit found in the hypothalamus governs the attractiveness of objects associated with different behaviors. The finding could be pivotal for understanding various forms of resourceful behavior and the development of neurological disorders associated with resourcefulness such as autism or schizophrenia.