Are emotions associated with activity during rest or interoception? An exploratory fMRI study in healthy subjects.

@article{Wiebking2011AreEA,
  title={Are emotions associated with activity during rest or interoception? An exploratory fMRI study in healthy subjects.},
  author={Christine Wiebking and Moritz de Greck and Niall W. Duncan and Alexander Heinzel and Claus Tempelmann and Georg Northoff},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={491 1},
  pages={87-92}
}
Imaging studies investigating the default-mode network (DMN) of the brain revealed the phenomenon of elevated neural responses during periods of rest. This effect has been shown to be abnormally elevated in regions of the DMN concerning mood disorders like major depressive disorder (MDD). Since these disorders are accompanied by impaired emotional functioning, this leads to the suggestion of an association between activity during rest conditions and emotions, which remains to be demonstrated in… CONTINUE READING

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