Journal article

Neuroanatomical correlates of temperament in early adolescents

Sarah Whittle, Murat Yucel, Alex Fornito, Anna Barrett, Stephen J Wood, Dan I Lubman, Jullan Simmons, Christos Pantelis, Nicholas B Allen

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Temperament refers to enduring behavioral characteristics that underpin individual differences in human behavior, including risk for psychopathology. Research attempting to investigate the neurobiological basis of temperament represents an important step toward elucidating the biological mechanisms underlying these individual differences. In the present study, we examined the relation between four core temperament dimensions and anatomically defined regions of the limbic and prefrontal cortices. METHOD: We used a cross-sectional design to examine a large sample (N = 153; mean age 12.6 years, SD 0.4, range 11.4-13.7) of healthy early adolescents who were selected from a larger samp..

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