Living on the Edge: A Guide to Risky Behavior
Desperately Seeking Sensation: The Neural Signature of Impulsive Sensation Seeking
Friday, May 28, 2010,
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Back Bay Ballroom C
High sensation seekers engage in more risky behaviors than low sensation seekers. Neuroimaging data show that arousal, appetitive and reinforcement brain systems are more strongly engaged in high sensation seekers whereas regulatory and inhibition systems are less strongly engaged across different behavioral domains like emotional reactivity, response inhibition reward-seeking.
Subject Area: Living on the Edge: A Guide to Risky Behavior