Negative Urgency Mediates the Relationship between Amygdala and Orbitofrontal Cortex Activation to Negative Emotional Stimuli and General Risk-Taking.

@article{Cyders2015NegativeUM,
  title={Negative Urgency Mediates the Relationship between Amygdala and Orbitofrontal Cortex Activation to Negative Emotional Stimuli and General Risk-Taking.},
  author={Melissa A. Cyders and Mario Dzemidzic and William J.A. Eiler and Ayca Coskunpinar and Kenny A Karyadi and David A. Kareken},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={4094-102}
}
The tendency toward impulsive behavior under emotional duress (negative and positive urgency) predicts a wide range of maladaptive risk-taking and behavioral disorders. However, it remains unclear how urgency relates to limbic system activity as induced from emotional provocation. This study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine the relationship between brain responses to visual emotional stimuli and urgency traits. Twenty-seven social drinkers (mean age = 25.2, 14 males) viewed… CONTINUE READING