Brain Areas Cooperate to Keep Us "Proper," McGill University Study  
8/15/2012 7:05:39 AM

The brain’s hippocampus and prefrontal cortex do interact after all—and without their teamwork, we’d have no impulse control. The McGill University team discovered a critical interaction between two prominent brain areas: the hippocampus, a well-known memory structure made famous by Dr. Brenda Milner’s patient H.M., and the prefrontal cortex, which is involved in decision-making and inhibiting inappropriate behaviors.