Happy or angry: Researchers discover brain network that recognizes emotions

The Genetics of Cognition research group coordinated by Francesco Papaleo at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) has discovered a brain network present in animals and humans that allows them to recognize others’ emotions. These findings, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, pave the way to develop new, more effective therapeutic strategies for neurodevelopmental conditions, such as schizophrenia or autism, wherein such social functions are impaired.

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