Neurobiology (II) — why people hoard

Now the New York Times reports that obsessive hoarders have decreased activity in the anterior cingulate, the “brain structure involved in decision making and problem solving, […as well as the] posterior cingulate, an area involved in spatial orientation, memory and emotion.” The theory is apparently that these poor guys worry about losing track of their stuff so they keep it piled up in the living room.

One Response to “Neurobiology (II) — why people hoard”

  1. Frank Pitsenbarger Says:

    I’d like to see the clinical basis for this – it is tripe!

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