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Neuroticism and extraversion are two core dimensions of personality and are considered to be associated with emotional disorders. We investigated resting state brain metabolic correlates of neuroticism and extraversion using a positron emission tomography. Twenty healthy young men completed an F-flurodeoxyglucose-PET scan at rest and the Korean version of(More)
We investigated the relationship between the presence of extratemporal hypometabolism on fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) and seizure outcome after temporal lobectomy in patients with medically intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). In 47 patients with intractable unilateral mesial TLE, regional metabolic changes on(More)
UNLABELLED Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a common cause of presenile dementia. The aim of the current study was 2-fold: (a) to delineate the brain regions with reduction of glucose metabolism, and (b) to investigate the hemispheric asymmetry of glucose metabolism in FTD using (18)F-FDG PET. METHODS We compared the regional metabolic patterns on(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to investigate the relationship between transient neurological deterioration and changes in cerebral perfusion after superficial temporal artery/middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass. METHODS Clinical characteristics of the patients with postoperative transient neurological deterioration were analyzed in 120 STA-MCA(More)
This paper presents the first Positron Emission Tomography (PET) images of the serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) transporter in the living human brain. PET imaging was performed in three healthy subjects after administration of [11C](+)McN5652 (the (+) enantiomer of trans-1,2,3,5,6,10 beta-hexahydro- 6-[4-(methylthio) phenyl]pyrrolo-[2,1-a](More)
An increasing amount of research has suggested that Internet addiction is associated with abnormalities in the dopaminergic brain system. We hypothesized that Internet addiction would be associated with reduced levels of dopaminergic receptor availability in the striatum compared with controls. To test this hypothesis, a radiolabeled ligand [C]raclopride(More)
INTRODUCTION Internet game overuse is an emerging disorder and features diminished impulse control and poor reward-processing. In an attempt to understand the neurobiological bases of Internet game overuse, we investigated the differences in regional cerebral glucose metabolism at resting state between young individuals with Internet game overuse and those(More)
[11C]McN5652 is a new radioligand specific for 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT; serotonin) transporters. In this study we used [11C]McN5652 to image the 5-HT transporter sites in baboon brain by positron emission tomography (PET). Dynamic PET studies were performed in three Papio anubis baboons. The animals were injected intravenously first with 11C-labeled(More)
BACKGROUND Seven Tesla (7T) MRI can visualize anatomical alterations occurring in a hyperintense structure of the substantia nigra in Parkinson's disease (PD). OBJECTIVE We investigated whether 7T MRI can detect the loss of substantia nigra hyperintensity in patients with PD, multiple system atrophy (MSA), and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). (More)
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6) manifests a wide spectrum of non-cerebellar system involvements. The objective of this study was to examine the presence of nigrostriatal dopaminergic system derangement in SCA6. Eight patients with SCA6 who underwent a regular follow-up for at least 2 years participated in this study. A detailed neurological examination(More)