#gratitude ~ can boost #serotonin. Trying to think of things you are grateful for forces you to #focus on the #positive aspects of your life. This simple act #increases serotonin #production in the anterior cingulate cortex ! How cool is that !
anterior cingulate cortex is responsible for autonomic functions/control such as regulating blood pressure and heart rate AND rational cognitive funcitons. ACC is involved with early learning tasks. It has a lot of spindle cells. Stroop test activates the ACC.