An article in Scientific American reoprts that lapses in the supervisory region of goal-directed brain activity is responsible for the habit-forming compulsions present in people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).┬áThis suggests that cognitive training aimed at goal-directed systems may be helpful for people with OCD. Furthuring our understanding of OCD’s roots in the brain has the potential to make OCD less scary for those who are experiencing it and may increase engagement in standard habit-breaking treatments. To read this artivle in its entirely, click here.