Increased anterior insula activity in anxious individuals is linked to diminished perceived control

@inproceedings{Alvarez2015IncreasedAI,
  title={Increased anterior insula activity in anxious individuals is linked to diminished perceived control},
  author={Ruben P. Alvarez and Namik Kirlic and Masaya Misaki and Jerzy Bodurka and Jamie L. Rhudy and Martin P. Paulus and Wayne C. Drevets},
  booktitle={Translational Psychiatry},
  year={2015}
}
Individuals with high-trait anxiety frequently report decreased perceived control. However, it is unclear how these processes are instantiated at a neural level. Prior research suggests that individuals prone to anxiety may have exaggerated activity in the anterior insula and altered activity in the cingulate cortex during anticipation of aversive events. Thus, we hypothesized that anxiety proneness influences anterior insula activation during anticipation of unpredictable threat through… CONTINUE READING

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