Contributions of amygdala and striatal activity in emotion regulation Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Amygdala
  • Corpus Striatum
  • Emotions

abstract

  • Emotional context can alter behavioral and biological responses when approaching or avoiding a stimulus. We showed that recruitment of the amygdala, a region implicated in evaluating emotional significance, was associated with longer response latencies when approaching negative information, whereas recruitment of the caudate nucleus, a structure previously implicated in reward and impulse control, was most active when avoiding positive information. Our findings have significant implications for exaggerated and inhibited emotional responses that are characteristic of a number of psychiatric disorders.

publication date

  • March 15, 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.biopsych.2004.12.038

PubMed ID

  • 15780849

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 624

end page

  • 32

volume

  • 57

number

  • 6