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Prefrontal cortical function and anxiety: controlling attention to threat-related stimuli.

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Threat-related stimuli are strong competitors for attention, particularly in anxious individuals. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with healthy human volunteers to study how the processing of threat-related distractors is controlled and whether this alters as anxiety levels increase. Our work builds upon prior analyses of the cognitive control functions of lateral prefrontal cortex (lateral PFC) and anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). We found that rostral ACC was strongly ac...

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10.1038/nn1173

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Journal:
Nature neuroscience
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Pages:
184-188
Publication date:
2004-02-05
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EISSN:
1546-1726
ISSN:
1097-6256
URN:
uuid:60bbd361-0fa7-4e25-9d9e-8537c2bee547
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383288
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pubs:383288

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