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Neuronal correlates of symptom provocation in dental phobia: An fMRI study

To date, there have been no published EEG or fMRI studies for this type of phobia, by which it is not clear, if the neurobiological pattern here resembles more of a blood or animal phobia. In addition, gender effects are investigated, since this phobia (in contrast to other specific phobias) also occurs frequently in men.

Project publications

  • Schienle, A., Scharmüller, W., Leutgeb, V., Schäfer, A. & Stark, R. (2013). Sex differences in the functional and structural neuroanatomy of dental phobia. Brain Structure and Function, 218, 779-787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00429-012-0428-z

Contact

Anne Schienle Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 5086

Facts

Duration: January 2010 - December 2012

Funding body: DFG

Methods: EEG, fMRI, and NIRS

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