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roshni
02-18-2006, 11:33 AM
How ‘hot’ emotional brain interferes with ‘cool’ processing

February 17, 2006

For the first time, researchers have seen in action how the “hot” emotional centers of the brain can interfere with “cool” cognitive processes such as those involved in memory tasks. Their functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) images of human volunteers exposed to emotional distraction revealed a “see-saw” effect, in which activation of emotional centers damped activity in the “executive” centers responsible for such processing.

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