the orbitofrontal cortex is a prefrontal cortex region in the frontal lobes of the brain which is involved in sensory integration, in representing the affective value of reinforcers, and in decision-making and expectation.
The first half of your life is spent getting over yourself. You think you’re amazing, unique. Young people walk around going, “You know the funny thing is I was just in the kitchen but now I’m here in the bedroom, get a load of me! I just go on and on!” And that’s around the age when you meet somebody else – when you’re totally unbearable. Two young, fit, healthy attractive people in love? There’s nothing worse to look at in the world! Going around going, “I can’t believe I met you cause you’re amazing and I’m amazing and we’re surrounded by shitheads, it’s just amazing! Hey, I know this really good bar, let’s go and make it better.” In the second half of your life you realise how like every other hump who drew breath you really are. Except you’re MORE boring.