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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

Jane E. Joseph

Jane E. Joseph
University of Kentucky

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

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