Publication
Title
receptors predict aversion-related brain responses : an fMRI-PET investigation in healthy humans
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Abstract
The perception of aversive stimuli is essential for human survival and depends largely on environmental context. Although aversive brain processing has been shown to involve the sensorimotor cortex, the neural and biochemical mechanisms underlying the interaction between two independent aversive cues are unclear. Based on previous work indicating ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) involvement in the mediation of context-dependent emotional effects, we hypothesized a central role for the vmPFC in modulating sensorimotor cortex activity using a GABAergic mechanism during an aversiveaversive stimulus interaction. This approach revealed differential activations within the aversion-related network (eg, sensorimotor cortex, midcingulate, and insula) for the aversiveaversive, when compared with the aversiveneutral, interaction. Individual differences in sensorimotor cortex signal changes during the aversiveaversive interaction were predicted by GABAA receptors in both vmPFC and sensorimotor cortex. Together, these results demonstrate the central role of GABA in mediating context-dependent effects in aversion-related processing.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Neuropsychopharmacology. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2013
ISSN
0893-133X
Volume/pages
38:8(2013), p. 1438-1450
ISI
000320368200006
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Creation 08.10.2014
Last edited 17.09.2017