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Abstract #1794

Alterations in brain connectivity during olfaction in impulsive children

Benito de Celis Alonso1, Silvia Sandra Hidalgo Tobón2,3, Eduardo Barragán Pérez4, and Pilar Dies Suarez2

1Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, BUAP, Puebla, Mexico, 2Imaging Department, Hospital Infantil de México, Federico Gómez, Mexico City, Mexico, 3UAM Iztapalapa, Mexico City, Mexico, 4Neurology Department, Hospital Infantil de México, Federico Gómez, Mexico City, Mexico

Impulsivity is a multi-dimensional construct of behaviors. Here we compared two cohorts of impulsive and control children. Both groups underwent a functional magnetic resonance imaging experiment which food related odor cues. Activations were larger for the impulsive group in: temporal lobe, cerebellum, supplementary motor area, frontal cortex, medial cingulate cortex, insula, precuneus, precentral, para-hippocampal & clacarine. Connectivity results showed that emotional reward based on the smell and processed in temporal lobes was the main cue driving impulsive children. This was followed by a focused attention and sensations of comfort and happiness modulated by precuneus and cingulum.

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