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Advances in Psychological Science    2014, Vol. 22 Issue (1) : 9-13     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00009
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The Neural Mechanism of Automatic Emotion Regulation and Its Plasticity
ZHANG Jing;ZHOU Renlai;LI Yongna;WEI Qingwang;HU Ping;LIU Ke
(1 Department of Psychology, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100875, China) (2 Beijing Key Lab of Applied Experimental Psychology (Beijing Normal University), Beijing 100875, China) (3 State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neurosciences and Learning (Beijing Normal University), Beijing 100875, China)
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Abstract  

Automatic emotion regulation (AER) is defined as any process that modifies any aspect of one's emotions without the need for conscious supervision or explicit intentions and without engaging in deliberate control. Research has gathered ample evidence that AER is effective in down-regulating negative emotions with low cost. The mechanism underlying AER, however, has not been studied. In four studies, we aim to examine the neural mechanism of AER, and to anchor the place where AER starts to affect emotion processing. Study 1 examines whether AER affect behavior intendancy in preparatory phase by recording EEG and analyzing AER's effect on frontal alpha laterality. In study 2 and study 3, we examine whether AER affect selective attention of facial expressions as well as the evaluation and behavior reaction stage. Furthermore, in study 4, a training of regulation goal was conducted to explore the plasticity of brain activity in AER. We expect to get a preparation-attention-evaluation-reaction model to explain the mechanism of AER based on the four studies, so as to provide theoretical and empirical evidences to control and intervene in emotion disorder.

Keywords automatic emotion regulation      neural machenism      plasticity      ERPs     
Corresponding Authors: ZHANG Jing   
Issue Date: 15 January 2014
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ZHANG Jing,ZHOU Renlai,LI Yongna, et al. The Neural Mechanism of Automatic Emotion Regulation and Its Plasticity[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2014, 22(1): 9-13.
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