Neuroticism and the brain: A quantitative meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies investigating emotion processing

  title={Neuroticism and the brain: A quantitative meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies investigating emotion processing},
  author={M. Servaas and J. V. Velde and S. Costafreda and Paul L. Horton and A. Aleman},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  • M. Servaas, J. V. Velde, +2 authors A. Aleman
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • Neuroticism is a robust personality trait that constitutes a risk factor for mood disorders. Neuroimaging findings related to neuroticism have been inconsistent across studies and hardly integrated in order to construct a model of the underlying neural correlates of neuroticism. The aim of the current meta-analysis was to provide a quantitative summary of the literature, using a parametric coordinate-based meta-analysis (PCM) approach. Data were pooled for emotion processing tasks investigating… CONTINUE READING
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