An fMRI study of personality influences on brain reactivity to emotional stimuli.

  title={An fMRI study of personality influences on brain reactivity to emotional stimuli.},
  author={Turhan Canli and Zhijing Zhao and John E. Desmond and Eunjoo Kang and Julien Gross and John D.E Gabrieli},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  volume={115 1},
Functional imaging studies have examined which brain regions respond to emotional stimuli, but they have not determined how stable personality traits moderate such brain activation. Two personality traits, extraversion and neuroticism, are strongly associated with emotional experience and may thus moderate brain reactivity to emotional stimuli. The present study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to directly test whether individual differences in brain reactivity to emotional stimuli… CONTINUE READING
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