Looking under the hood of the dot-probe task: an fMRI study in anxious youth.

@article{Price2014LookingUT,
  title={Looking under the hood of the dot-probe task: an fMRI study in anxious youth.},
  author={Rebecca B Price and Greg J. Siegle and Jennifer S. Silk and Cecile D. Ladouceur and Ashley M. McFarland and Ronald E. Dahl and Neal D. Ryan},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  year={2014},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={178-87}
}
BACKGROUND Anxious youth have shown altered behavioral performance on the dot-probe task, but neural activation patterns provoked by the task remain poorly understood. In particular, neural mechanisms of threat disengagement, a clinically relevant construct, have been inadequately explored. METHOD During fMRI acquisition, 121 youth (ages 9-13; 90 with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, and/or Social Phobia; 31 nonanxious controls) completed a dot-probe task, which… CONTINUE READING
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