Serotonergic modulation of neuronal responses to behavioural inhibition and reinforcing stimuli: an fMRI study in healthy volunteers

VOLLM, B. A., RICHARDSON, P., MCKIE, S., ELLIOTT, R., DEAKIN, J. F.W. and ANDERSON, I. M. (2006). Serotonergic modulation of neuronal responses to behavioural inhibition and reinforcing stimuli: an fMRI study in healthy volunteers. European journal of neuroscience, 23 (2), 552-560.

Full text not available from this repository.
Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9568.2005.04571.x
Related URLs:

    Abstract

    Serotonin (5-HT) has been implicated in the aetiology of a number of psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety and antisocial personality disorder. The development of these disorders may arise from alterations in underlying motivational and cognitive processes such as emotional recognition, reinforcement processing and central inhibitory control. This study aimed to localize where in the brain 5-HT modulates neuropsychological processes relevant to putative 5-HT disorders, using functional magnetic resonance imaging. We examined the effect of the antidepressant mirtazapine on brain activations associated with behavioural inhibition and reinforcement processing in healthy subjects. Forty-five men were randomly allocated to receiving mirtazapine or placebo in a double-blind fashion. A Go/No-Go, Reward/No-Reward and Loss/No-loss task were performed during functional magnetic resonance imaging using a 1.5 Tesla Philips Gyroscan scanner. Blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) responses were analysed using SPM2. Task activations were largely consistent with previous findings. Mirtazapine modulated brain activations in the Go/No-Go and Reward/No-Reward task. During behavioural inhibition, enhanced activations were observed in the right orbitofrontal cortex (BA47). Increased activations in bilateral parietal cortex were found during the Reward task while no significant interaction was observed in the Loss task. Our results support the suggestion of an important role of serotonin in modulating basic processes involved in psychiatric disorders. Combining drug challenge with fMRI (pharmacoMRI; pMRI) is a promising tool for investigating these processes in healthy as well as patient groups.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: behavioural inhibition, 5-HT, loss, pMRI, reward
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Psychology Research Group
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9568.2005.04571.x
    Page Range: 552-560
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2008
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 21:45
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/140

    Actions (login required)

    View Item View Item

    Downloads

    Downloads per month over past year

    View more statistics