Individual differences in trait mindfulness predict dorsomedial prefrontal and amygdala response during emotional imagery: An fMRI study

Paul A. Frewen, David J.A. Dozois, Richard W.J. Neufeld, Richard D. Lane, Maria Densmore, Todd K. Stevens, Ruth A. Lanius

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Abstract

The Eastern concept of '. mindfulness' is intended to represent a particular quality of attentional processing and awareness of events. The present study demonstrated in 19 healthy women that individual differences in trait mindful '. observing' positively predict fMRI-BOLD response during emotional imagery within the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (DMPFC) and left amygdala. Mindful '. acting with awareness' positively predicted DMPFC response only during relaxation imagery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-484
Number of pages6
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

Keywords

  • Amygdala
  • Emotional imagery
  • FMRI
  • Medial prefrontal cortex
  • Mindfulness
  • Neuroimaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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