Genetic Factors Affecting the Neural Coding of Emotional Signals in Humans

Study code

Lead researcher
Dr Andy Calder

Study type
Participant re-contact

Institution or company
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Researcher type

Speciality area
Mental Health

Recruitment Site


The study aims to use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to provide a more detailed understanding of the regions of the brain associated with specific individual emotions. It is hoped that the findings will improve our understanding of the way in which our brains process emotional information and may provide important new information for understanding emotional disorders.

Participation: For this study we recruited 57 volunteers from the Cambridge BioResource to give a saliva sample.

Organisation: The research is being conducted Dr Andy Calder from the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.