Group Brain Activity (image) University of Oregon Share Print E-Mail Caption Image captured with functional MRI shows the location in the brain's ventromedial prefrontal cortex where an increase in neural altruism occurred for a group of women who wrote about gratitude daily for three weeks in an online journal in a study conducted at the University of Oregon. The same response was not seen in a group of women whose journal entries did not touch on gratitude. Credit Courtesy of Christina Karns Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.