Amygdalar enlargement associated with unique perception

  title={Amygdalar enlargement associated with unique perception},
  author={Tomoki Asari and Seiki Konishi and Koji Jimura and Junichi Chikazoe and Noriko Nakamura and Yasushi Miyashita},
Interference by amygdalar activity in perceptual processes has been reported in many previous studies. Consistent with these reports, previous clinical studies have shown amygdalar volume change in multiple types of psychotic disease presenting with unusual perception. However, the relationship between variation in amygdalar volume in the normal population and the tendency toward unusual or unique perception has never been investigated. To address this issue, we defined an index to represent… 
Amygdalar modulation of frontotemporal connectivity during the inkblot test
A functional connectivity analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging data revealed that interference of emotion affects perception during the inkblot test, and revealed that the amygdala imposed a positive modulation on the connection from the anterior prefrontal region to the temporopolar region, and a negative modulation on its connection to the occipitotemporal regions.
Correlation Between Decreased Amygdala Subnuclei Volumes and Impaired Cognitive Functions in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
These findings support previous reports of smaller amygdala volumes and cognitive dysfunctions in PBD, and further mapping abnormalities to specific amygdala subnuclei to expand the understanding of neural abnormalities that could be targeted by treatment.
Projective aspects on cognitive performance: distortions in emotional perception correlate with personality
Several approaches in psychology converge with the concept that individual characteristics may interfere with the perception and interpretation of the world. We hypothesized that such phenomenon
Neural activity during production of rorschach responses: An fMRI study
Analysis of BOLD signals revealed that, compared to fixating a cross, looking at the Rorschach inkblots while thinking of what they might be associated with is associated with higher temporo-occipital and fronto-parietal activations, and with greater activity in some small, sub-cortical regions included in the limbic system.
Implications of Recent Research in Neurobiology for Psychological Assessment
  • S. Finn
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Journal of personality assessment
  • 2012
Findings from current research in attachment, neurobiology, psychopathology, and psychotherapy suggest the relationship between client and assessor is more important than has been acknowledged generally and psychological interventions that promote emotional experience, awareness, and expression are more effective than those that rely solely on cognitive restructuring.
Rorschach Nomological Network and Resting-State Large Scale Brain Networks: Introducing a New Research Design
Abstract. Despite advances in neuroscience, the field of personality assessment has not yet taken full advantage of the progress in neuroimaging techniques. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Can Neuroscience Provide a New Foundation for the Rorschach Variables?
Abstract. Recent progress in neuroscience has made it possible to use neurophysiological techniques to validate and deepen the interpretation of Rorschach variables. The aim of this article is to
The effects of neurological priming on the Rorschach: A pilot experiment on the human movement response
Abstract. This article introduces a new scientific paradigm that might allow the investigation of the neurological correlates of the Rorschach test without using expensive and time consuming tools
The “Feeling of Movement”: Notes on the Rorschach Human Movement Response
Two conclusions can be drawn: (a) M is related to the effective use of the mentalization function; and (b) future neuroscientific investigations could lead to an understanding of the neuropsychological mechanisms underlying Rorschach responses and variables.
The Rorschach As a Window Into Past Traumas During Therapeutic Assessment
Abstract. In this article, the authors discuss how the Rorschach can be useful in certain Therapeutic Assessments (TAs) by creating an opening for clients to report and discuss past traumatic events


Right temporopolar activation associated with unique perception
The results suggest that unique perception is produced by the integration of perceptual and emotional processes, and this integration might underlie essential parts of creative mental activities.
Amygdala gray matter concentration is associated with extraversion and neuroticism
Extraversion was positively correlated with gray matter concentration in the left amygdala, whereas neuroticism was negatively correlated withgray matter concentrationIn the right amygdala, which is consistent with the view that amygdala reduction seen in depressed patients precedes the onset of the disease, rather than being a consequence of the illness.
To modulate or not to modulate: Differing results in uniquely shaped Williams syndrome brains
It is shown that the hypothalamus and orbitofrontal cortex results depend on whether the images undergo Jacobian modulation, and the results indicate that cautious interpretations of modulated gray matter findings are warranted when there are gross shape and size differences between experimental groups.
Amygdala modulation of parahippocampal and frontal regions during emotionally influenced memory storage
Increased influences from the amygdala, presumably reflecting its memory-modulation function, occur during emotionally arousing learning situations, and these findings support the view that increased influences on other brain regions under emotional and nonemotional learning conditions are supported.
Neural correlates of formal thought disorder in schizophrenia: preliminary findings from a functional magnetic resonance imaging study.
The severity of positive FTD was inversely correlated with the level of activity in the Wernicke area, a region implicated in the production of coherent speech, and reduced activity in this area might contribute to the articulation of incoherent speech.
Cognitive and emotional influences in anterior cingulate cortex
Various findings are reviewed in relation to the idea that ACC is a part of a circuit involved in a form of attention that serves to regulate both cognitive and emotional processing, and how the success of this regulation in controlling responses might be correlated with cingulate size.
Sensorimotor gating and thought disturbance measured in close temporal proximity in schizophrenic patients.
Assessment of information processing and thought disturbance measures in close temporal proximity resulted in strong evidence that gating deficits correlate highly with measures of perceptual and reasoning disturbances, which may form an important basis for the cognitive dysfunction observed among schizophrenic patients.
453 Mapping of gray matter changes in schizophrenia
Studies of brain changes in schizophrenia have suggested that the disorder is associated with reductions in both global and regional grey matter. In this study, we used structural neuroimaging to
Regional deficits in brain volume in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of voxel-based morphometry studies.
Voxel-based morphometry can be used as an exploratory whole-brain approach to identify abnormal brain regions in schizophrenia, which should then be validated by using region-of-interest analyses.
The Enigmatic temporal pole: a review of findings on social and emotional processing.
It is proposed that the temporal pole binds complex, highly processed perceptual inputs to visceral emotional responses, which means that the integration of emotion with perception is channel specific.