Neuroscience: The Reason Introverts Might ‘Think Too Much:’ Psychology Today

“…Similarly, Helgoe explains, neuroimaging studies found that in introverts’ brains, activation is centered in the frontal cortex — the part of the brain that is responsible for remembering, planning, decision making, and problem solving. These are, of course, activities that require turning one’s focus and attention inward, as introverts are prone to do — and they are activities related to overthinking. Introverts’ brains also showed increased blood flow in Broca’s area, a region of the brain associated with speech production, which is likely responsible for self-talk — again, something that happens during overthinking…” Click for the rest of the article.

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