Gender-specific neuroanatomical basis of behavioral inhibition/approach systems (BIS/BAS) in a large sample of young adults: a voxel-based morphometric investigation.

@article{Li2014GenderspecificNB,
  title={Gender-specific neuroanatomical basis of behavioral inhibition/approach systems (BIS/BAS) in a large sample of young adults: a voxel-based morphometric investigation.},
  author={Yadan Li and Lei Qiao and Jiangzhou Sun and Dongtao Wei and Wenfu Li and Jiang Qiu and Qinglin Zhang and Huiying Shi},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2014},
  volume={274},
  pages={400-8}
}
The behavioral inhibition system (BIS) and the behavioral activation system (BAS) are two fundamental motivational systems which are not only responsible for affective states, behavior and personality, but also related to predispositions for various forms of psychopathology. A wide range of previous studies revealed sex differences in both BIS/BAS and affective disorders (e.g., anxiety disorder) and externalizing disorders (e.g., addictive and impulsive behaviors), and a close link might exist… CONTINUE READING
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