A brain scan could help prevent mental illness brought on by stress
Looking at angry or fearful faces triggers the amygdala — a brain structure that controls our responses to danger — more intensely in some people than in others.
Credit:Hariri lab, Duke University
This research was supported by Duke University, the National Institutes of Health (DA033369, DA031579, P30DA023026), and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (T32-HD07376).
CITATION: “A Neural Biomarker of Psychological Vulnerability to Future Life Stress,” Johnna R. Swartz, Annchen R. Knodt, Spenser R. Radtke, Ahmad R. Hariri. Neuron, February 4, 2015.