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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
Bermpohl, F., Pascual-Leone, A., Amedi, A., Merabet, L. B., Fregni, F., Wrase, J., Schlagenhauf, F., Bauer, M., Heinz, A., Schlaug, G., & Northoff, G. (2008). Novelty seeking modulates medial prefrontal activity during the anticipation of emotional stimuli. Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging, 164(1), 81-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pscychresns.2007.12.019