A role for primate subgenual cingulate cortex in sustaining autonomic arousal.

  title={A role for primate subgenual cingulate cortex in sustaining autonomic arousal.},
  author={Peter H Rudebeck and Philip T Putnam and Teresa E Daniels and Tianming Yang and Andrew R Mitz and Sarah E V Rhodes and Elisabeth A Murray},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={111 14},
The subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (subgenual ACC) plays an important role in regulating emotion, and degeneration in this area correlates with depressed mood and anhedonia. Despite this understanding, it remains unknown how this part of the prefrontal cortex causally contributes to emotion, especially positive emotions. Using Pavlovian conditioning procedures in macaque monkeys, we examined the contribution of the subgenual ACC to autonomic arousal associated with positive emotional… CONTINUE READING
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