Photographs by Anders Gade

Cimbi PhD course

The emotional brain

Sept. 9-11,





2012 course


The course was organized by Patrick Fisher and Gitte Moos Knudsen.

 Seated between them: Isabelle Mansuy from Zürich






Monday, September 9    

Anders Gade

Dept. of Psychology
Copenhagen University


Neural circuits of emotion 1: Amygdala

Neural circuits of emotion 2: Extended amygdala, insula, and anterior cingulate gyrus




selected references



Oliver Hulme

Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Hvidovre


Reward and homeostasis





Gitte Moos Knudsen

NRU & Cimbi, Copenhagen

Emotional processing and neurotransmitters












Question by student - Ligaya Dalgaard



Patrick Fisher

NRU & Cimbi, Copenhagen

Imaging genetics









Selected references


Isabelle Mansuy

Lab. of Epigenetics, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich


Epigenetic mechanisms and emotional behavior

Recent reviews (with abstracts)

Tuesday, September 10    

Gitta Wörtwein

Dept. of Public Health,
University of Copenhagen


Behavioral assessment in animal models






Erik Lykke Mortensen

Dept. of Public Health,
University of Copenhagen


Personality and personality related disorders

Selected references




Mats Fredrikson

Dept. of Psychology
Uppsala University


Mood and anxiety disorders



Fredrikson, M., Faria, V. & Furmark, T. (2013). Neuroimaging of neurotransmission in anxiety disorders. In R.A. Dierkx et al. (eds.). PET and SPECT in psychiatry. Berlin: Springer (chapter 14, in press)

Other selected references


Image based on a recent meta-analysis of symptom provocation studies with fMRI, PET or SPECT to test the hypothesis that prefrontal regions modulate amygdala activity.

... in press as a book chapter:

Fredrikson,M. & Faria,V. (2013) Neuroimaging in anxiety disorders. In D.S.Baldwin (ed.) Anxiety Disorders. Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry, vol. 29, pp. 47-66. Basel: Karger.




Catherine Sebastian

Dept. of Psychology, University of London


Development of emotional brain function

selected references






Wednesday, September 11    

Terry Jernigan

Dept. of Psychiatry, Univeristy of California, San Diego


Development of emotional brain structure


Selected references







Stephen Strother

Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre, Toronto


Multi-variate analytics



Nicole Praschak-Rieder

Dept. of Biological Psychiatry, Medical University, Vienna


Environmental variability and emotion








Selected references



Barbara Sahakian

Dept. of Psychiatry
University of Cambridge


1: Depression: The cognitive-emotional interface







Selected references

2: Hot and cold cognition: Clinical implications    


Trevor Robbins

Dept. of Psychology, University of Cambridge


1. Impulsivity and reward. Neural mechanisms and addiction.

2. Neural and neurochemical basis of compulsive behavior.





Selected references

Auditorium 93    

Presenters' suggestions for reading

Photographs: Anders Gade, Dept. of Psychology, Copenhagen