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Talk it out

Scientists say it helps the brain deal with negative emotions

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Feel upset? Let it all out, says Matthew Lieberman, a neuroscientist at UCLA. His research has revealed that putting feelings into words activates a part of the brain—the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex—capable of regulating emotion, thus helping to put a “damper” on them. His work is the first to demonstrate the neural basis for the therapeutic nature of “talking something out.”

Wired

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