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A neuromodulatory role for the human amygdala in processing emotional facial expressions.
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Functional neuroimaging confirmed that the amygdala and some of its functionally connected structures mediate specific neural responses to fearful expressions and demonstrated that amygdalar responses predict expression-specific neural activity in extrastriate cortex. Expand
Modulation of connectivity in visual pathways by attention: cortical interactions evaluated with structural equation modelling and fMRI.
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A structural equation model of the interactions among these dorsal visual pathway areas revealed increased connectivity between V5 and PP related to attention, and attributed the source of modulatory influences, on the posterior visual pathway, to the prefrontal cortex (PFC). Expand
Multisubject fMRI Studies and Conjunction Analyses
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It is suggested that activations common to all subjects reflect aspects of functional anatomy that may be "typical" of the population from which that group was sampled, and these commonalities can be identified by a conjunction analysis of the activation effects. Expand
Episodic Future Thinking Reduces Reward Delay Discounting through an Enhancement of Prefrontal-Mediotemporal Interactions
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It is shown using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and neural coupling analyses that episodic future thinking reduces the rate of delay discounting through a modulation of neural decision-making and episodi future thinking networks. Expand
Oxytocin Attenuates Amygdala Responses to Emotional Faces Regardless of Valence
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A modulatory role of oxytocin on amygdala responses to facial expressions irrespective of their valence is suggested, which might reflect reduced uncertainty about the predictive value of a social stimulus and thereby facilitates social approach behavior. Expand
Pathological gambling is linked to reduced activation of the mesolimbic reward system
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A reduction of ventral striatal and ventromedial prefrontal activation in the pathological gamblers was observed that was negatively correlated with gambling severity, linking hypoactivation of these areas to disease severity. Expand
Odor Cues During Slow-Wave Sleep Prompt Declarative Memory Consolidation
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It is shown that reactivation indeed causes memory consolidation during sleep, and functional magnetic resonance imaging revealed significant hippocampal activation in response to odor re-exposure during SWS. Expand
The neural mechanisms of inter-temporal decision-making: understanding variability
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The neural mechanisms underlying delay discounting are discussed and how interindividual variability (trait effects) in the neural instantiation of subprocesses ofdelay discounting contributes to differences in behaviour are described. Expand
Different amygdala subregions mediate valence-related and attentional effects of oxytocin in humans
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Different behavioral effects of oxytocin seem to be closely related its specific modulatory influence on subregions within the human amygdala. Expand
Dissociable Systems for Gain- and Loss-Related Value Predictions and Errors of Prediction in the Human Brain
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Using functional magnetic resonance imaging and a guessing task in two large cohorts, it is able to confirm ventral striatal responses coding both reward probability and magnitude during anticipation, permitting the local computation of expected value (EV). Expand
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