Brain activation during the generation of nonemotional and emotional plans

Arnaud Partiot, Jordan Grafman*, Norihiro Sadato, Judith Wachs

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Abstract

We studied 12 normal volunteers who were asked to imagine and plan their behavior in emotional and nonemotional situations while their regional cerebral blood flow was measured with positron emission tomography. The dorsolateral prefrontal and posterior temporal cortex were more activated during the nonemotional situation whereas the medial prefrontal cortex and anterior temporal cortex were more activated during the emotional situation. These results demonstrate that distinctive regions of the prefrontal and temporal cortex used to imagine and plan behavior are activated during the expression of emotional and non-emotional plans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1397-1400
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroreport
Volume6
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1995

Keywords

  • Emotion
  • Frontal lobes
  • Planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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