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Brain Structure Predicts Personality Traits

Caption: The severity of abnormalities in insula (red structure near bottom of brain), gray matter volume (left) and brain activity (right) predicted the extent of aberrant personality traits in Williams syndrome patients -- as reflected in their scores (red dots) on personality rating scales (WSPP).

Credit: Karen Berman, M.D., NIMH Clinical Brain Disorders Branch

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