UI-led study discusses brain marker associated with aggression in children

Two children are playing outside — one child accidentally bumps into the other, and a fight ensues. But what exactly causes children to react to these situations in a violent manner? A study led by a team of University of Iowa researchers aims to answer this question.

The study, spearheaded by Isaac Petersen, an assistant professor in Psychological & Brain Sciences Department, looked at the role of the P3 brain marker, which is associated with aggression. In experiments that measured the...

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