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Increased activation in the right insula during risk-taking decision making is related to harm avoidance and neuroticism
The degree of risk-taking is related to the degree of activation in the insular cortex during the Risky-Gains task. Expand
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Increased amygdala and insula activation during emotion processing in anxiety-prone subjects.
OBJECTIVE Increased amygdala reactivity during processing of certain types of emotional stimuli (e.g., fear, anger) has been observed in patients with anxiety disorders such as social phobia andExpand
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Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels: the neurobiology of anorexia nervosa
Individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) engage in relentless restrictive eating and often become severely emaciated. Because there are no proven treatments, AN has high rates of relapse, chronicity,Expand
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Sucrose activates human taste pathways differently from artificial sweetener
We assessed sucrose and sucralose taste pleasantness across a concentration gradient in 12 healthy control women and applied 10% sucrose. Expand
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Exaggerated and Disconnected Insular-Amygdalar Blood Oxygenation Level-Dependent Response to Threat-Related Emotional Faces in Women with Intimate-Partner Violence Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
BACKGROUND Intimate-partner violence (IPV) is one of the most common causes of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among women. PTSD neuroimaging studies have identified functional differences inExpand
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Dose-dependent decrease of activation in bilateral amygdala and insula by lorazepam during emotion processing.
BACKGROUND Functional neuroimaging may elucidate the pathophysiologic features of anxiety disorders and the site of action of anxiolytic drugs. A large body of evidence suggests that the amygdala andExpand
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Escitalopram effects on insula and amygdala BOLD activation during emotional processing
RationaleThe amygdala and insular cortex are integral to the processing of emotionally salient stimuli. We have shown in healthy volunteers that an anxiolytic agent, lorazepam, dose-dependentlyExpand
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Modifying resilience mechanisms in at-risk individuals: a controlled study of mindfulness training in Marines preparing for deployment.
OBJECTIVE Military deployment can have profound effects on physical and mental health. Few studies have examined whether interventions prior to deployment can improve mechanisms underlyingExpand
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Amygdala response and functional connectivity during emotion regulation: a study of 14 depressed adolescents.
BACKGROUND Ineffective emotion regulation and abnormal amygdala activation have each been found in adolescent-onset major depressive disorder. However, amygdala activation during emotion regulationExpand
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Selective effects of social anxiety, anxiety sensitivity, and negative affectivity on the neural bases of emotional face processing
We examined the effects of social anxiety, anxiety sensitivity, and trait anxiety (which overlapped with depressive symptoms, and can therefore be considered a measure of negative affectivity) on activation in insula, amygdala, and medial prefrontal cortex, in response to emotional faces. Expand
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