Neural representation of anxiety and personality during exposure to anxiety-provoking and neutral scenes from scary movies.

@article{Straube2009NeuralRO,
  title={Neural representation of anxiety and personality during exposure to anxiety-provoking and neutral scenes from scary movies.},
  author={Thomas Straube and Sandra Prei{\ss}ler and Judith Lipka and Johannes Hewig and Hans-Joachim Mentzel and Wolfgang H. R. Miltner},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          36-47
        }
}
Some people search for intense sensations such as being scared by frightening movies while others do not. The brain mechanisms underlying such inter-individual differences are not clear. Testing theoretical models, we investigated neural correlates of anxiety and the personality trait sensation seeking in 40 subjects who watched threatening and neutral scenes from scary movies during functional magnetic resonance imaging. Threat versus neutral scenes induced increased activation in anterior… CONTINUE READING
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