HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
How 'hot' emotional brain interferes with 'cool' processing

ntion to the driving task might encounter an emotional distracter such as an accident. As everybody knows, at that moment drivers lose focus on the task."

"Also, the three types of distracters gave us good controls, which allowed us to clearly establish that the observed effects were due to the presence of emotional distraction rather than to the presence of other meaningful (neutral images) or meaningless (scrambled images) distracters."

The researchers also found individual differences among the subjects in their response to the images. Those people who showed greater activity in a brain region associated with the inhibition of response to emotional stimuli rated the emotional distracters as less distracting. Said Dolcos, "One interpretation of this finding is that, because this region is associated with inhibitory process, people who engage that region more could cope better with distracting emotions."

McCarthy said that the results of their study will likely have important implications for understanding of anxiety disorders. "Our hypothesis has been that people suffering from such anxiety disorders such as depression and PTSD, may see the world differently than other people, and that a distracter associated with trauma may grab control of brain processing and essentially take off-line those areas of the brain we use to stay on task. It's as if when you're sad, the world seems sadder and all you see is bad news."

"Our aim is to reverse that with drug treatment, so we're using these kinds of studies to determine whether particular antidepressants influence the response of that ventral system. And what is particularly exciting is that this method allows us to look directly at the neurological target of the drug and not have to try to measure the more nebulous behavioral response. So, we can detect a sub-threshold response to such drugs, which will help us understand whether we're going in the right direction in terms of drug develop
'"/>

Contact: Dennis Meredith
dennis.meredith@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University Medical Center
15-Feb-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Measuring brain activity for emotional markers that may indicate risk for developing alcoholism
2. Spray-on skin relieves emotional trauma for child burn victims
3. Childrens emotional distress after hurricane linked with parents stress levels
4. Study finds emotional benefits from participation in computer support groups
5. Rapid emotional recovery of breast-cancer survivors surprises researchers
6. Older consumers prefer emotional appeals
7. Placebos can bring emotional relief
8. Research reveals emotional trauma parents face when a child is diagnosed with diabetes
9. Draining away brains toxic protein to stop Alzheimers
10. New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking
11. ADHD appears to be associated with depressed dopamine activity in the brain

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: How hot emotional brain interferes with cool processing

(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 Anthropologists have identified concrete ... and stopping Ebola, improve international support, and pave ... in West Africa. , The report, “Strengthening ... Anthropologists Offer Insights,” will be made public during ... Association (AAA), Fri., Dec. 5, 11 a.m., at ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 Bunion ... offering lower prices in an early celebration of the ... Booties are being offered at the promotional price of ... pricing is in addition to any automatic discounts applied ... Bunion Bootie website for complete details. It’s ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... News Facts , Lexmark’s ... RSNA 2014 in Chicago. The company will demonstrate ... images, photos, videos and documents found throughout the ... learn more about these innovative medical content management ... initiatives – that enable more informed clinical decisions, ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Youngsters who enter puberty early ... suggests. Early puberty was linked with a number ... and high anxiety levels, according to the researchers. Early ... conflict with family and peers, and having friends who ... Although the study found an association between early ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... The number of emergency department visits in the United States ... 136 million in 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for ... fewer people were going to ERs with non-urgent medical needs: ... within two hours of arriving at the ER. In 2010, ... Sixty percent of patients arrived at the ER after normal ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Anthropologists Release Recommendations, Better Practices to Contain Ebola 2Health News:Anthropologists Release Recommendations, Better Practices to Contain Ebola 3Health News:Bunion Bootie Temporarily Lowering Prices for Holiday Shopping, Starting Today! 2Health News:Perceptive Software to Demonstrate New Medical Content Management Features and Capabilities at RSNA 2014 2Health News:Perceptive Software to Demonstrate New Medical Content Management Features and Capabilities at RSNA 2014 3Health News:Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens 2Health News:ER Visits on the Rise, Study Reports 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... Reinforcing its commitment to enabling confident diagnosis ... PHG AEX: PHIA) today announced 510(k) clearance from ... IQon Spectral CT , presenting an entirely new ... a new dimension to Computed Tomography (CT) imaging, delivering ... based on their material content within a single scan. ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... EMERYVILLE, Calif. , Nov. 25, 2014 ... nanotechnology company focused on the development of ... more accurate testing in hospital and pre-hospital ... Standards Organization (ISO) 13485:2003 certification.  The certification ... (BSI), one of the world,s leading certification ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Pa. , Nov. 25, 2014  Unilife Corporation ... of injectable drug delivery systems, today announced that its ... to present at the Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare ... a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. ... Internet as a "live" listen only Webcast. To listen, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Philips receives FDA 510(k) clearance for IQon Spectral CT 2Philips receives FDA 510(k) clearance for IQon Spectral CT 3Nanomix Receives ISO 13485:2003 Certification 2Unilife to Present at the Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference on December 2nd 2
Cached News: