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dc.contributor.advisor Dannemiller, James L.
dc.creatorLugar, Heather M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-25T02:07:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-25T02:07:05Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/62168
dc.description.abstract Evidence suggests that regions within the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) are sensitive both to emotional and cognitive task demands. This experiment asked whether emotional and cognitive demands are processed separately by ventral and dorsal regions within the ACC, respectively. Results revealed significant individual variability between changes in anxiety and response times with practice during performance of a verb generation task. Correlational analyses of the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data were inconclusive. However, exploratory analyses suggest that while the ventral and dorsal subdivisions of the medial prefrontal cortex, which encompasses the ACC, make specialized contributions to the processing of emotion and cognition, respectively, the two subdivisions also appear to interact. These analyses also suggest that there could be a difference in how women and men balance the competing demands of emotion and cognition that might be related to differences in self-concept and neural activity in the default mode network.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPsychology
Psychobiology
Psychology, Experimental
dc.title Gender specific neural correlates of emotion and cognition
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Lugar, Heather M.. "Gender specific neural correlates of emotion and cognition." (2010) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/62168.


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