Acute stress-induced cortisol elevations mediate reward system activity during subconscious processing of sexual stimuli

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Oei, Nicole Y.L.; Both, Stephanie; van Heemst, Diana; van der Grond, Jeroen;
(2014)
  • Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
  • Journal: volume 39,pages111-120issn: 0306-4530
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.10.005
  • Subject: Magnetic Resonance Imaging | Endocrine and Autonomic Systems | Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't | Sexual Behavior | Choice Behavior | European Commission | Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism | EC | Brain Mapping | Reward | Biological Psychiatry | Blood Pressure | Heart Rate | Health | SP1-Cooperation | Nucleus Accumbens | Brain | FP7 | Photic Stimulation | Randomized Controlled Trial | Psychiatry and Mental health | Saliva | Hydrocortisone | Stress, Psychological | Journal Article | Adult | Humans | Image Processing, Computer-Assisted | Male | Endocrinology
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Stress is thought to alter motivational processes by increasing dopamine (DA) secretion in the brain's "reward system", and its key region, the nucleus accumbens (NAcc). However, stress studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), mainly found evidence fo... View more
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