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Regional brain responses in nulliparous women to emotional infant stimuli

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Infant cries and facial expressions influence social interactions and elicit caretaking behaviors from adults. Recent neuroimaging studies suggest that neural responses to infant stimuli involve brain regions that process rewards. However, these studies have yet to investigate individual differences in tendencies to engage or withdraw from motivationally relevant stimuli. To investigate this, we used event-related fMRI to scan 17 nulliparous women. Participants were presented with novel infan...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0036270

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
5
Pages:
ARTN e36270
Publication date:
2012-05-10
Acceptance date:
2012-03-30
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Source identifiers:
357639
Language:
English
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pubs:357639
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2013-11-16

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