Effects of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism on neural responses to facial emotion.

@article{Mukherjee2011EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism on neural responses to facial emotion.},
  author={Prerona Mukherjee and Heather C Whalley and James W McKirdy and Andrew M. McIntosh and Eve C. Johnstone and Stephen M Lawrie and Jeremy Hall},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2011},
  volume={191 3},
  pages={182-8}
}
The brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) Val66Met polymorphism has been associated with affective disorders, but its role in emotion processing has not been fully established. Due to the clinically heterogeneous nature of these disorders, studying the effect of genetic variation in the BDNF gene on a common attribute such as fear processing may elucidate how the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism impacts brain function. Here we use functional magnetic resonance imaging examine the effect of the… CONTINUE READING
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