Found: Brain structure that controls our behavior

Solving problems, planning one’s own actions, controlling emotions — these executive functions are fundamental processes for controlling our behavior. Despite numerous indications, there has not yet been any clear evidence to support which brain areas process these abilities. A study at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) has now succeeded in identifying the crucial region — with the help of a unique patient and the not-so-rare dysexecutive syndrome.