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Oxytocin Modulates Neural Circuitry for Social Cognition and Fear in Humans
In non-human mammals, the neuropeptide oxytocin is a key mediator of complex emotional and social behaviors, including attachment, social recognition, and aggression. Oxytocin reduces anxiety andExpand
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Oxytocin and vasopressin in the human brain: social neuropeptides for translational medicine
The neuropeptides oxytocin (OXT) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) are evolutionarily highly conserved mediators in the regulation of complex social cognition and behaviour. Recent studies haveExpand
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A common allele in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) impacts prosocial temperament and human hypothalamic-limbic structure and function
The evolutionarily highly conserved neuropeptide oxytocin is a key mediator of social and emotional behavior in mammals, including humans. A common variant (rs53576) in the oxytocin receptor geneExpand
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Neural substrates of pleiotropic action of genetic variation in COMT: a meta-analysis
Genetic variation in catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), encoding an enzyme critical for prefrontal dopamine flux, has been studied extensively using both behavioral and neuroimaging methods. InExpand
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Neural mechanisms of genetic risk for impulsivity and violence in humans.
Neurobiological factors contributing to violence in humans remain poorly understood. One approach to this question is examining allelic variation in the X-linked monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) gene,Expand
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Test–retest reliability of resting-state connectivity network characteristics using fMRI and graph theoretical measures
Characterizing the brain connectome using neuroimaging data and measures derived from graph theory emerged as a new approach that has been applied to brain maturation, cognitive function and neuropsychiatric disorders. Expand
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Dynamic reconfiguration of frontal brain networks during executive cognition in humans
Significance Cognitive flexibility is hypothesized to require dynamic integration between brain areas. However, the time-dependent nature and distributed complexity of this integration remains poorlyExpand
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Cognitive dysfunction in psychiatric disorders: characteristics, causes and the quest for improved therapy
Studies of psychiatric disorders have traditionally focused on emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety and hallucinations. However, poorly controlled cognitive deficits are equally prominentExpand
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Know Your Place: Neural Processing of Social Hierarchy in Humans
Social hierarchies guide behavior in many species, including humans, where status also has an enormous impact on motivation and health. However, little is known about the underlying neuralExpand
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City living and urban upbringing affect neural social stress processing in humans
More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, making the creation of a healthy urban environment a major policy priority. Cities have both health risks and benefits, but mental healthExpand
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