Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Flesh-eating maggots dig into woman's arm > Health-in-Motion 23 May 2017 Your personality may, in part, depend on the shape of your brain Your personality may, in part, depend on the shape of your brain. An international team of researchers has recently found some interesting connections between the structure of the cortex (the outer layer of the brain) and major personality traits. They discovered that people with a thinner cortex which had a greater area and an increased degree of folding tended to be more open-minded, creative and curious. Those with increased thickness, but reduced area and folding in some parts of the cortex where more prone to neuroticism and mental disorders. 0 More: Daily Dose: Flesh-eating maggots dig into woman's armHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical When the big 'C' hits close to home Medical How menopause harms your body Medical How to deal with hot flushes Lifestyle This type of anaesthetic could cause a painful permanent erection Partner Content Bringing life-changing tech to SA healthcare countrywide Medical Heavier women may need mammograms more often From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.