Dina M. Schardt

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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)
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)
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)
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