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BACKGROUND Neuroimaging has demonstrated that voluntary emotion regulation is effective in reducing amygdala activation to aversive stimuli during regulation. However, to date little is known about the sustainability of these neural effects once active emotion regulation has been terminated. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We addressed this issue by means(More)
To comprehend emotional prosodic cues in speech is a critical function of human social life. However, it is common in everyday communication that conflicting information in emotional prosody and semantic content co-occur. Here, we sought to specify brain regions involved in conflict monitoring of these interfering communication channels. By means of(More)
Individuals carrying the short allele of a common polymorphism in the promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) exhibit heightened amygdala responses to passive stimulation with aversive emotional material. In turn, the level of amygdala activation in response to emotion can be decreased by will, for example by using cognitive emotion(More)
Executive control is a human ability that allows to overcome automatic stimulus-response mappings and to act appropriate in the context of a task where the selection of relevant stimuli and the suppression of interfering information are crucial. In order to address the question which brain areas are involved in the detection and processing of two(More)
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