Rage Center of the Brain Located
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Rage Center of the Brain Located

Researchers have identified an area in mouse brains called the lateral septum that is responsible for rage behaviors. Damage to the area can produce rage in male rats and this area is tied to other emotion forming areas of the brain like the hypothalmus which is responsible for aggression. The researchers also noted that light stimulation to areas of the mouse brain could trigger or stop outbursts but were not linked to sexual behavior so they can be altered separately.

While little is known of this area of the brain in humans, the area is indeed defective in psychiatric disorders,  it does shed light on how we may study and alter aggression in other species, possibly saving some improperly socialized or traumatized animals in shelters.


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