Expecting unpleasant stimuli--an fMRI study.

  title={Expecting unpleasant stimuli--an fMRI study.},
  author={Uwe Herwig and Birgit Abler and Henrik Walter and Susanne Erk},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  volume={154 1},
Expecting forthcoming events and preparing adequate responses are important cognitive functions that help the individual to deal with the environment. The emotional valence of an event is decisive for the resulting action. Revealing the underlying mechanisms may help to understand the dysfunctional information processing in depression and anxiety that are associated with negative expectation of the future. We were interested in selective brain activity during the expectation of unpleasant… CONTINUE READING
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