Neuroanatomical Evidence for Distinct Cognitive and Affective Components of Self

@article{Moran2006NeuroanatomicalEF,
  title={Neuroanatomical Evidence for Distinct Cognitive and Affective Components of Self},
  author={J. M. Moran and C. N. Macrae and Todd F. Heatherton and C. L. Wyland and William M. Kelley},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={1586-1594}
}
This study examines whether the cognitive and affective components of self-reflection can be dissociated using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Using a simple paradigm in which subjects judged the personal relevance of personality characteristics that were either favorable (e.g., honest) or unfavorable (e.g., lazy, we found that distinct neural circuits in adjacent regions of the prefrontal cortex subserve cognitive and emotional aspects of self-reflection. The medial prefrontal cortex… CONTINUE READING
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