Negative emotion modulates prefrontal cortex activity during a working memory task: a NIRS study

@inproceedings{Ozawa2014NegativeEM,
  title={Negative emotion modulates prefrontal cortex activity during a working memory task: a NIRS study},
  author={Sachiyo Ozawa and Goh Matsuda and Kazuo Hiraki},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
  year={2014}
}
This study investigated the neural processing underlying the cognitive control of emotions induced by the presentation of task-irrelevant emotional pictures before a working memory task. Previous studies have suggested that the cognitive control of emotion involves the prefrontal regions. Therefore, we measured the hemodynamic responses that occurred in the prefrontal region with a 16-channel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) system. In our experiment, participants observed two negative or two… CONTINUE READING