Science & Art: Emotion Regulation in CD

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The journal Biological Psychiatry Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging published an article by our group (NMR Kids Lab) entitled “Atypical dorsolateral prefrontal activity in females with conduct disorder during effortful emotion regulation”.

Fun fact: Our work was not just inside the journal, but also on the cover. In our study, which is based on work by an international team of collaborators (FemNAT-CD), we found that female adolescents with conduct disorder (CD) have reduced brain activation in the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex compared to typically developing control subjects during effortful emotion regulation. Furthermore, the article provided evidence for disrupted functional connectivity originating from the same prefrontal area. Nora Raschle’s cover illustration takes inspiration from M.C. Escher by changing the surface of the brain to an impossible staircase mirroring the challenges of finding the correct connection.

Publication: Raschle NM, Fehlbaum LV, Menks WM, Martinelli A, Prätzlich M, Bernhard A, Ackermann K, Freitag C, De Brito S, Fairchild G, Stadler C. Atypical dorsolateral prefrontal activity in females with conduct disorder during effortful emotion regulation. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

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