Novelty seeking modulates medial prefrontal activity during the anticipation of emotional stimuli

Felix Bermpohl, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Amir Amedi, Lotfi B. Merabet, Felipe Fregni, Jana Wrase, Florian Schlagenhauf, Michael Bauer, Andreas Heinz, Gottfried Schlaug, Georg Northoff

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Abstract

In a functional magnetic resonance imaging experiment, expectancy cues signaling emotional stimuli were used to study the personality trait of novelty seeking. BOLD responses to emotional expectancy were positively correlated with novelty-seeking scores in the medial prefrontal cortex. This correlation was strongest for the sub-dimension of exploratory excitability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalPsychiatry Research - Neuroimaging
Volume164
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 31 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Medial prefrontal cortex
  • Temperament and character inventory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)

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