Lezing 'Clinical neuroscience and the heart-brain axis'

Voor wie
Medewerkers , Studenten
Wanneer
16-09-2022 van 16:30 tot 17:30
Waar
Ghelamco Arena, Ottergemsesteenweg Zuid 808, 9000 Gent
Voertaal
Engels
Door wie
Department of Head and Skin, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Contact
Kim.DeKeyser@UGent.be
Website
https://www.ugent.be/ge/en/research/interdisciplinary-medicine-health-seminars.htm

This talk will detail how cardiac afferent signals can interact with neuronal mechanisms to alter emotion processing.

This lecture is part of the Interdisciplinary Medical & Health Seminars. Guest speaker: Prof. Sarah Garfinkel

Cognitive and emotional processes are shaped by the dynamic integration of brain and body. A major channel of interoceptive information comes from the heart, where phasic signals are conveyed to the brain to indicate how fast and strong the heart is beating.

This talk will detail how cardiac afferent signals can interact with neuronal mechanisms to alter emotion processing. This interoceptive channel is disrupted in distinct ways in autism, functional neurological disorder, and anxiety; specific interoceptive disturbances may contribute to our understanding of symptoms in these clinical conditions.

The discrete cardiac effects on emotion and cognition have broad relevance to clinical neuroscience, with implications for peripheral treatment targets and behavioural interventions focused on the heart.

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