Study Examines Why People are Always Thinking About Themselves

People are preoccupied with themselves. We spend a lot of time talking about ourselves in conversation, posting about ourselves on social media, and even thinking about ourselves when we should be paying attention in class.  Assistant Professor Meghan Meyer and Matt Lieberman (UCLA) revealed a brain mechanism that biases people toward self-focus, providing the first neural explanation of why people frequently circle back to themselves.

PBS Professor Meghan Meyer's recent paper originally published in Cerebral Cortex was highlighted in Scientific American.