Neural underpinnings of individual differences

in emotion regulation

  • Individual differences in brain activation during emotion regulation have been investigated in numerous studies with partly diverging findings.

  • Activity in prefrontal cortex seems to correlate with online behavioural, offline questionnaire, demographic, and physiological measures, while activation in the amygdala is modulated by online behavioural and offline questionnaire measures.

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Resting-state effective connectivity is systematically linked to reappraisal
success of high- and low-intensity negative emotions

  •  Contextual factors such as emotional
    intensity have been shown to impact the ability to implement regulation strategies.

  • In this study, we tested whether the neural network architecture underlying reappraisal in the absence of task
    stimuli, i.e. directional baseline connectivity, is directly
    related to the ability to regulate high- and low intensity
    negative emotions.

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Intrinsic brain network connectivity predicts mood variability in substance use disorder

  • Emotional dysregulation is particularly prevalent in persons with substance use disorders (SUDs) where low levels of emotional control and management may explain the inability to resist craving for substances.

  • In this study, we tested whether the neural network architecture underlying emotion regulation and generation in the absence of task stimuli, i.e. directional baseline connectivity, is directly related to mood variability and craving in daily life (assessed using Ecological Momentary Assessment, EMA).

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