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HealthDay (1/23, Preidt http://tinyurl.com/frontal-confidence) reported people who have an unrealistically high opinion of themselves have less activity in the frontal lobes of their brain. “In healthy people, the more you activate a portion of your frontal lobes, the more accurate your view of yourself is.  And the more you view yourself as desirable or better than your peers, the less you use those lobes,” Jennifer Beer, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, said in a university news release.  The participants who had a very positive self-image had less activity in the orbitofrontal cortex, a region of the frontal lobe generally associated with reasoning, planning, decision-making and problem-solving.  Some of the volunteers with a realistic self-view had four times more frontal lobe activation than the participant with the highest self-regard.  The study is published in the February issue of the journal NeuroImage.

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