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Left and right amygdala : mediofrontal cortical functional connectivity is differentially modulated by harm avoidance

(2014) PLOS ONE. 9(4).
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The integrative neuroscience of behavioral control (Neuroscience)
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Background: The left and right amygdalae are key regions distinctly involved in emotion-regulation processes. Individual differences, such as personality features, may affect the implicated neurocircuits. The lateralized amygdala affective processing linked with the temperament dimension Harm Avoidance (HA) remains poorly understood. Resting state functional connectivity imaging (rsFC) may provide more insight into these neuronal processes. Methods: In 56 drug-naive healthy female subjects, we have examined the relationship between the personality dimension HA on lateralized amygdala rsFC. Results: Across all subjects, left and right amygdalae were connected with distinct regions mainly within the ipsilateral hemisphere. Females scoring higher on HA displayed stronger left amygdala rsFC with ventromedial prefrontal cortical (vmPFC) regions involved in affective disturbances. In high HA scorers, we also observed stronger right amygdala rsFC with the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (dmPFC), which is implicated in negative affect regulation. Conclusions: In healthy females, left and right amygdalae seem implicated in distinct mPFC brain networks related to HA and may represent a vulnerability marker for sensitivity to stress and anxiety (disorders).
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VALENCED BABY FACES, PREFRONTAL CORTEX AREA-10, EMOTIONAL STIMULI, HEALTHY FEMALES, INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES, MOOD DISORDERS, BRAIN, ANXIETY, ACTIVATION, COGNITION

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Baeken, Chris, Daniele Marinazzo, Peter Van Schuerbeek, et al. “Left and Right Amygdala : Mediofrontal Cortical Functional Connectivity Is Differentially Modulated by Harm Avoidance.” PLOS ONE 9.4 (2014): n. pag. Print.
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Baeken, C., Marinazzo, D., Van Schuerbeek, P., Wu, G., De Mey, J., Luypaert, R., & De Raedt, R. (2014). Left and right amygdala : mediofrontal cortical functional connectivity is differentially modulated by harm avoidance. PLOS ONE, 9(4).
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Baeken, Chris, Daniele Marinazzo, Peter Van Schuerbeek, Guorong Wu, Johan De Mey, Robert Luypaert, and Rudi De Raedt. 2014. “Left and Right Amygdala : Mediofrontal Cortical Functional Connectivity Is Differentially Modulated by Harm Avoidance.” Plos One 9 (4).
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Baeken, Chris, Daniele Marinazzo, Peter Van Schuerbeek, Guorong Wu, Johan De Mey, Robert Luypaert, and Rudi De Raedt. 2014. “Left and Right Amygdala : Mediofrontal Cortical Functional Connectivity Is Differentially Modulated by Harm Avoidance.” Plos One 9 (4).
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Baeken C, Marinazzo D, Van Schuerbeek P, Wu G, De Mey J, Luypaert R, et al. Left and right amygdala : mediofrontal cortical functional connectivity is differentially modulated by harm avoidance. PLOS ONE. 2014;9(4).
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C. Baeken et al., “Left and right amygdala : mediofrontal cortical functional connectivity is differentially modulated by harm avoidance,” PLOS ONE, vol. 9, no. 4, 2014.
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Methods: In 56 drug-naive healthy female subjects, we have examined the relationship between the personality dimension HA on lateralized amygdala rsFC. 
Results: Across all subjects, left and right amygdalae were connected with distinct regions mainly within the ipsilateral hemisphere. Females scoring higher on HA displayed stronger left amygdala rsFC with ventromedial prefrontal cortical (vmPFC) regions involved in affective disturbances. In high HA scorers, we also observed stronger right amygdala rsFC with the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (dmPFC), which is implicated in negative affect regulation. 
Conclusions: In healthy females, left and right amygdalae seem implicated in distinct mPFC brain networks related to HA and may represent a vulnerability marker for sensitivity to stress and anxiety (disorders).},
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  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {Left and right amygdala : mediofrontal cortical functional connectivity is differentially modulated by harm avoidance},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0095740},
  volume       = {9},
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