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The brain basis of emotion: A meta-analytic review
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A meta-analytic summary of the neuroimaging literature on human emotion finds little evidence that discrete emotion categories can be consistently and specifically localized to distinct brain regions, and finds evidence that is consistent with a psychological constructionist approach to the mind.
Cognitive reappraisal of emotion: a meta-analysis of human neuroimaging studies.
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A meta-analysis of 48 neuroimaging studies of reappraisal suggests that reappRAisal involves the use of cognitive control to modulate semantic representations of an emotional stimulus, and these altered representations in turn attenuate activity in the amygdala.
Meditation experience is associated with differences in default mode network activity and connectivity
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This work investigated brain activity in experienced meditators and matched meditation-naive controls as they performed several different meditations to demonstrate differences in the default-mode network that are consistent with decreased mind-wandering.
A Meta-analysis of Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Self- and Other Judgments Reveals a Spatial Gradient for Mentalizing in Medial Prefrontal Cortex
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A meta-analysis of 107 neuroimaging studies of self- and other-related judgments using multilevel kernel density analysis argues for a distributed rather than localizationist account of mPFC organization and support an emerging view on the functional heterogeneity ofmPFC.
Prefrontal–striatal pathway underlies cognitive regulation of craving
TLDR
Functional imaging is investigated using functional imaging to examine neural activity in cigarette smokers, the most prevalent substance-dependent population in the United States, as they used cognitive strategies to regulate craving for cigarettes and food, suggesting that it involves neural dynamics parallel to those involved in regulating other emotions.
Mindful attention reduces neural and self-reported cue-induced craving in smokers.
TLDR
An initial indication is provided that mindful attention may describe a 'bottom-up' attention to one's present moment experience in ways that can help reduce subjective and neural reactivity to smoking cues in smokers.
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