Influence of the BDNF genotype on amygdalo-prefrontal white matter microstructure is linked to nonconscious attention bias to threat.

@article{Carlson2014InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the BDNF genotype on amygdalo-prefrontal white matter microstructure is linked to nonconscious attention bias to threat.},
  author={Joshua M. Carlson and Jiook Cha and Eddie Harmon-Jones and Lilianne Rivka Mujica-Parodi and Greg Hajcak},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={
          2249-57
        }
}
Cognitive processing biases, such as increased attention to threat, are gaining recognition as causal factors in anxiety. Yet, little is known about the anatomical pathway by which threat biases cognition and how genetic factors might influence the integrity of this pathway, and thus, behavior. For 40 normative adults, we reconstructed the entire amygdalo-prefrontal white matter tract (uncinate fasciculus) using diffusion tensor weighted MRI and probabilistic tractography to test the hypothesis… 

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