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Tag: fMRI

Salivary Bioscience News

Anticipation of fMRI leads to acute elevations in cortisol prior to scanning

Anticipatory stress associated with functional magnetic resonance imaging: Implications for psychosocial stress research. Author: Gossett EW, et al (2018), International journal of psychophysiology BACKGROUND: Stress tasks performed during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) elicit a relatively small cortisol response compared to stress tasks completed in a traditional behavioral laboratory, which may be due to apprehension […]

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Salivary uric acid modulates stress-related hippocampal activity

The hippocampal response to psychosocial stress varies with salivary uric acid level Author: Goodman AM, et al (2016), Neuroscience. Uric acid is a naturally occurring, endogenous compound that impacts mental health. In particular, uric acid levels are associated with emotion-related psychopathology (e.g., anxiety and depression). Therefore, understanding uric acid’s impact on the brain would provide […]