Special Forces: Beware the Angry Face

Research Paper Title Differential Brain Activation to Angry Faces by Elite Warfighters: Neural Processing Evidence for Enhanced Threat Detection. Background Little is known about the neural basis of elite performers and their optimal performance in extreme environments. The purpose of this study was to examine brain processing differences between elite warfighters and comparison subjects in… Read More


Special Forces: Neural Changes & Stressful Conditions

Research Paper Title Altered Insula Activation in Anticipation of Changing Emotional States: Neural Mechanisms underlying Cognitive Flexibility in Special Operations Forces Personnel. Background Individuals who perform optimally in extreme conditions, such as elite military warriors, can provide valuable insight into the neuro-behavioural mechanisms underlying extraordinary performance. Methods In this study, the researchers examined the degree… Read More