Hippocampus and prefrontal cortex have enhanced our understanding of the different roles of these brain areas
Hippocampus and prefrontal cortex have enhanced our understanding of the different roles of these brain areas, on how messages are retrieved from memories and how they interact to ensure the permanent storage of knowledge. Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist, distinctively states that people who are most alert to social situations tend to exercise the interaction of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex than those who do not interact with others (Kesteren, and Brown, 13569). Thus, the hippocampus plays a role in memory and emotion while prefrontal cortex engages on how to represent meaningful contexts and how they interact when the memory is regained (Kesteren, and Brown, 13570).
People who can focus on others and can build social relationships show they have an essential part that attaches emotions, and this is the role of the hippocampus in the brain. Social interactions make us be able to meet m people whom we had contacts with before and met new people as well. Socializing triggers our memories and gives us the opportunity to remember anything more easily. This is the underlying function of the prefrontal cortex (Kesteren, and Brown, 13569).
In the hierarchy of behavior, higher-ranking individuals tend to look down upon lower-ranking people and dominate conversations always. With no education and lack of resources tends to turn these kinds of individuals to be more independent. The environment is always unfair to these individuals from lower classes have no options and are limited to making decisions. Wealth and education come with prestige, power, and help people interact. This is human nature.
Kesteren, Marlieke, and Thackery Brown. “The Medial Prefrontal Cortex and the Deceptiveness of Memory.” The Journal of Neuroscience 34.41(2014): 13569-13570. Web. 3 Nov. 2015.