Existential neuroscience: a functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of neural responses to reminders of one's mortality.

@article{Quirin2012ExistentialNA,
  title={Existential neuroscience: a functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of neural responses to reminders of one's mortality.},
  author={Markus Quirin and Alexander Loktyushin and Jamie Arndt and Ekkehard Kuestermann and yin-yueh lo and Julius Kuhl and Lucas D. Eggert},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={193-8}
}
A considerable body of evidence derived from terror management theory indicates that the awareness of mortality represents a potent psychological threat engendering various forms of psychological defense. However, extant research has yet to examine the neurological correlates of cognitions about one's inevitable death. The present study thus investigated in 17 male participants patterns of neural activation elicited by mortality threat. To induce mortality threat, participants answered… CONTINUE READING
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