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Neuropsychological correlates of normal variation in emotional response to visual stimuli.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17299297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although the neural substrates of induced emotion have been the focus of numerous investigations, the factors related to individual variation in emotional experience have rarely been investigated in older adults. Twenty-six older normal subjects (mean age, 54) were shown color slides to elicit emotions of sadness, fear, or happiness and asked to rate the intensity of their emotional responses. Subjects who experienced negative emotion most intensely showed relative impairment on every aspect of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Intense positive emotion was associated with relatively impaired performance on the Rey Complex Figure Test. The volume of frontal brain structures, however, was not associated with emotion responses. Hemisphere-specific executive dysfunction was associated with greater intensity of emotional experience in normal older subjects. The role of these differences in intensity of induced emotion and impairment in executive function in daily social and vocational activity should be investigated.
Robert G Robinson; Sergio Paradiso; Romina Mizrahi; Jess G Fiedorowicz; Dimitrios E Kouzoukas; David J Moser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  195     ISSN:  0022-3018     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-14     Completed Date:  2007-05-09     Revised Date:  2014-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aging / physiology
Cognition Disorders / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Emotions / physiology*
Frontal Lobe / anatomy & histology,  physiology*,  physiopathology
Mental Disorders / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests / statistics & numerical data*
Social Behavior
Visual Perception / physiology*
Grant Support
L30 MH075180/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; L30 MH075180-01/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; T32 MH019113/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; T32 MH019113-17/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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