3648 Illness Management from the Perspective of Cognitive Neuroscience

Saturday, February 19, 2011: 11:00 AM
102B (Washington Convention Center )
Denise Park , University of Texas, Dallas, TX
The fronto-parietal executive systems play a major role in developing patientsí analytic, dispassionate views of illness and symptoms whereas more primitive amygdala-based emotional circuits generate patientsí reactive emotional perspectives. The interactions among systems associated with pain perception, executive function, and emotion in response to primes for specific illnesses and symptoms will provide a picture of the neural underpinnings of patientsí illness representations.
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