Self-regulatory depletion increases emotional reactivity in the amygdala.

  title={Self-regulatory depletion increases emotional reactivity in the amygdala.},
  author={Dylan D. Wagner and Todd F. Heatherton},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  volume={8 4},
The ability to self-regulate can become impaired when people are required to engage in successive acts of effortful self-control, even when self-control occurs in different domains. Here, we used functional neuroimaging to test whether engaging in effortful inhibition in the cognitive domain would lead to putative dysfunction in the emotional domain. Forty-eight participants viewed images of emotional scenes during functional magnetic resonance imaging in two sessions that were separated by a… CONTINUE READING
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