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This scientific illustration aims to summarize the complex physiological pathways involved in emotional or impulsive reactions. We gave careful consideration to segmenting the brain to allow a view of the prefrontal cortical areas, while also revealing underlying and midline structures. A limited color palette and other touches were used to provide good adherence to the magazine’s design standards.

Created for
Scientific American Magazine (April 2012)