What is in a word? No versus Yes differentially engage the lateral orbitofrontal cortex.

@article{AliaKlein2007WhatII,
  title={What is in a word? No versus Yes differentially engage the lateral orbitofrontal cortex.},
  author={Nelly Alia-Klein and Rita Z. Goldstein and Dardo Tomasi and Lei Zhang and Stephanie Fagin-Jones and Frank Telang and Gene-Jack Wang and Joanna S. Fowler and Nora D. Volkow},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={649-59}
}
The words "No" and "Yes" are involved in conditioning to prohibit or encourage behavior, respectively. The authors, therefore, hypothesized that these words would be attributed to endogenous valence, activating neuronal circuits involved with valence and emotional control. Functional MRI (fMRI) at 4 Tesla was used to record regional brain activity while participants were exposed to emphatic vocalizations of the words. Results showed that No and Yes were associated with opposite brain-behavior… CONTINUE READING

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What Is in a Word? No Versus Yes Differentially Engage the Lateral Orbitofrontal Cortex

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