When compared to viewing emotionally neutral film excerpts, viewing erotic
film excerpts was associated, for both genders, with bilateral blood
oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signal increases in the anterior cingulate,
medial prefrontal, orbitofrontal, insular, and occipitotemporal cortices,
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| It is hypothesised that the increases in rCBF in the
orbitofrontal cortex, neostriatum, global pallidus and thalamus were
related to urges to perform compulsive movements, while those in the
hippocampus and posterior cingulate cortex corresponded to the anxiety
that accompanied them||Philip K. McGuire; C. J. Bench; C. D. Frith; I. M. Marks; Richard S. J. Frackowiak; R. J. Dolan. Functional anatomy of obsessive-compulsive phenomena.
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