Alexithymic Trait and Voluntary Control in Healthy Adults

@article{Gu2008AlexithymicTA,
  title={Alexithymic Trait and Voluntary Control in Healthy Adults},
  author={Xiaosi Gu and Xun Liu and Kevin G. Guise and John A. Fossella and Kai Wang and Jin Fan},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={725 - 732}
}
BACKGROUND Alexithymia is a personality trait characterized by deficiency in understanding, processing, or describing emotions. Recent studies have revealed that alexithymia is associated with less activation of the anterior cingulate cortex, a brain region shown to play a role in cognitive and emotional processing. However, few studies have directly investigated the cognitive domain in relation to alexithymia to examine whether alexithymic trait is related to less efficient voluntary control… CONTINUE READING

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