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Abstract #4161

Amygdala down-regulation with fMRI neurofeedback in healthy subjects and BPD patients

Christian Paret1, Matthias Ruf1, Traute demirakca1, Christian Schmahl2, and Gabriele Ende1

1Neuroimaging, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany, 2Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany

fMRI neurofeedback on emotion-related brain activation via a brain-computer interface can improve brain self-regulation. We could show that neurofeedback is associated with amygdala down-regulation and alterations in frontolimbic functional connectivity in healthy female participants and female patients with borderline personality disorder. Real-time fMRI neurofeedback may in future help patients with severe emotion dysregulation to improve control over emotion-related brain networks.

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