Finding Happiness in the Brain

Exercising, meditating, scouring self-help books... we go out of our way to be happy, but do we really know what happiness is? Scientists have found an answer from a neurological perspective. Overall happiness, according to a new study, is a combination of happy emotions and satisfaction of life coming together in the precuneus, a region in the medial parietal lobe that becomes active when experiencing consciousness.

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