PLoS One. 2015; 10(9): e0138354.
Published online 2015 Sep 21. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138354
Repetition-Related Reductions in Neural Activity during Emotional Simulations of Future Events Karl K. Szpunar, #1,* Helen G. Jing, #2 Roland G. Benoit, #2 and Daniel L. Schacter#2 Katsumi Watanabe, Editor 1 University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychology, Chicago, IL, United States of America 2 Harvard University, Department of Psychology and Center for Brain Science, Cambridge, MA, United States of America University of Tokyo, JAPAN # Contributed equally. Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Conceived and designed the experiments: KKS HGJ RGB DLS. Performed the experiments: KKS HGJ RGB DLS. Analyzed the data: KKS HGJ RGB DLS. Wrote the paper: KKS HGJ RGB DLS. * E-mail: [email protected]
Received 2015 May 15; Accepted 2015 Aug 27. Copyright notice This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.
Materials and Methods
Stimulus collection and preparation
Initial event generation and re-simulation
Event simulation in fMRI scanner
Data acquisition and analysis fMRI acquisition
Regions demonstrating activity reductions for repeated simulations of future events
Regions demonstrating selective activity reductions for repeated simulations of negative and positive events
Regions demonstrating activity increases for repeated simulations of future events
Selective activity reductions to repeated simulations of negative future events
Selective activity reductions to repeated simulations of positive future events
Activity increases to repeated simulations of future events
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