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Abstract #2289

A Novel FMRI Task to Visualize Frontal Lobe Circuitry Associated with Transient Sadness

Leslie Baxter1, Ryan Smith1, Richard Fadok1, Michael Purcell1, Seban Liu1, Josef Debbins1

1Neuroimaging, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, United States

We developed a novel functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) method designed to activate the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (sACC) and other frontal regions during transient sadness. We sought to develop a task that would show sufficient and specific activation in individuals to be useful as a potential target for deep brain stimulation treatment (DBS).