Abstract and Keywords
This chapter focuses on the brain systems that underlie both successful and unsuccessful attempts at regulating thoughts, behaviors, desires, and emotions. The prefrontal cortex (PFC) has been theorized to participate in a host of regulatory activities such as top-down processing and executive function. Here, the concern primarily is with its role in self-regulation; that is in controlling social behavior, thoughts, emotions, and in curtailing desires and cravings.
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