Thumbnail
Access Restriction
Subscribed

Author Yama, Emi ♦ Ishii, Akira ♦ Tanaka, Masaaki ♦ mura, Shusaku ♦ Watanabe, Yasuyoshi
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer US
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2015
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Individual differences ♦ Stress ♦ Event-related desynchronization ♦ Magnetoencephalography ♦ Neurosciences ♦ Neuroradiology ♦ Neuropsychology ♦ Psychiatry
Abstract Stress is a risk factor for the onset of mental disorders. Although stress response varies across individuals, the mechanism of individual differences remains unclear. Here, we investigated the neural basis of individual differences in response to mental stress using magnetoencephalography (MEG). Twenty healthy male volunteers completed the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI). The experiment included two types of tasks: a non-stress-inducing task and a stress-inducing task. During these tasks, participants passively viewed non-stress-inducing images and stress-inducing images, respectively, and MEG was recorded. Before and after each task, MEG and electrocardiography were recorded and subjective ratings were obtained. We grouped participants according to Novelty seeking (NS) - tendency to be exploratory, and Harm avoidance (HA) - tendency to be cautious. Participants with high NS and low HA (n = 10) assessed by TCI had a different neural response to stress than those with low NS and high HA (n = 10). Event-related desynchronization (ERD) in the beta frequency band was observed only in participants with high NS and low HA in the brain region extending from Brodmann’s area 31 (including the posterior cingulate cortex and precuneus) from 200 to 350 ms after the onset of picture presentation in the stress-inducing task. Individual variation in personality traits (NS and HA) was associated with the neural response to mental stress. These findings increase our understanding of the psychological and neural basis of individual differences in the stress response, and will contribute to development of the psychotherapeutic approaches to stress-related disorders.
ISSN 19317557
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-11-19
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 19317565
Journal Brain Imaging and Behavior
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 4
Page Count 12
Starting Page 1160
Ending Page 1171


Open content in new tab

   Open content in new tab
Source: SpringerLink