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The Primordial EmotionsThe dawning of consciousness$
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Derek Denton

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199203147

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203147.001.0001

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The neuroimaging of thirst by positron emission tomography

The neuroimaging of thirst by positron emission tomography

(p.131) Chapter 9 The neuroimaging of thirst by positron emission tomography
The Primordial Emotions

Derek Denton

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the results of experiments on neuroimaging of thirst by positron emission tomography conducted at the Research Imaging Center in San Antonio, Texas. The experiments focused on specific parts of the brain including the parahippocampal gyrus, the anterior and posterior cingulated gyri, the insula, and the thalamus. This chapter describes the changes in these brain areas during the first emergence of consciousness of thirst and after satiation of thirst.

Keywords:   thirst, neuroimaging, positron emission tomography, brain, parahippocampal gyrus, insula, anterior cingulated gyrus, posterior cingulated gyrus, thalamus

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