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Development during adolescence of the neural processing of social emotion

Burnett, S.; Bird, G.; Moll, J.; Frith, C.D.; Blakemore, S.-J.; (2009) Development during adolescence of the neural processing of social emotion. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience , 21 (9) pp. 1736-1750. 10.1162/jocn.2009.21121. Green open access

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Abstract

In this fMRI study, we investigated the development between adolescence and adulthood of the neural processing of social emotions. Unlike basic emotions (such as disgust and fear), social emotions (such as guilt and embarrassment) require the representation of another's mental states. Nineteen adolescents (10–18 years) and 10 adults (22–32 years) were scanned while thinking about scenarios featuring either social or basic emotions. In both age groups, the anterior rostral medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC) was activated during social versus basic emotion. However, adolescents activated a lateral part of the MPFC for social versus basic emotions, whereas adults did not. Relative to adolescents, adults showed higher activity in the left temporal pole for social versus basic emotions. These results show that, although the MPFC is activated during social emotion in both adults and adolescents, adolescents recruit anterior (MPFC) regions more than do adults, and adults recruit posterior (temporal) regions more than do adolescents.

Type: Article
Title: Development during adolescence of the neural processing of social emotion
Identifier: PMID:18823226
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1162/jocn.2009.21121
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2009.21121
Language: English
Additional information: © 2008 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Imaging Neuroscience
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Brain Repair and Rehabilitation
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/19963
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