Multimodal frontostriatal connectivity underlies individual differences in self-esteem.

  title={Multimodal frontostriatal connectivity underlies individual differences in self-esteem.},
  author={Robert S. Chavez and Todd F. Heatherton},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  volume={10 3},
A heightened sense of self-esteem is associated with a reduced risk for several types of affective and psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety and eating disorders. However, little is known about how brain systems integrate self-referential processing and positive evaluation to give rise to these feelings. To address this, we combined diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to test how frontostriatal connectivity reflects long-term trait and… CONTINUE READING
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