ID 85286
Author
Watanabe, Yukina Institute of Health Bioscience, The University Tokushima
Hosokawa, Mai Support Center for Developmental Disorders “Alps Kagawa” in Kagawa General Rehabilitation Center
Yamamoto, Mayumi Institute of Socio-Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Fukuda, Steve Toshihisa Institute of Socio-Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokushima KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)
functional neuroimaging
prefrontal cortex (PFC)
emotional regulation
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
To investigate brain activation in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) during emotional
experiences, we examined blood oxygenation changes of healthy female volunteers by
using multi-channel Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). Results directly confirmed
that the PFC was activated during emotional tasks suggesting that the levels of oxy-Hb
increased significantly larger in negative periods compared with positive or neutral in
the bilateral dorsolateral PFC. There is a possibility that this brain area is associated
with the regulation of negative emotion. Our results suggest that it may be possible to
evaluate emotional changes using NIRS sensitively.
Journal Title
徳島大学総合科学部人間科学研究
ISSN
09199810
NCID
AN1043724X
Volume
19
Start Page
49
End Page
57
Sort Key
49
Published Date
2011
FullText File
language
eng
departments
Academic Support Office for Students with Special Needs
Integrated Arts and Sciences
Medical Sciences