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From Brain to Behavior: Hypertension's Modulation of Cognition and Affect

Jennings, J. Richard and Heim, Alicia F. (2012) From Brain to Behavior: Hypertension's Modulation of Cognition and Affect. International Journal of Hypertension, 2012. pp. 1-12. ISSN 2090-0384

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Accumulating evidence from animal models and human studies of essential hypertension suggest that brain regulation of the vasculature is impacted by the disease. Human neuroimaging findings suggest that the brain may be an early target of the disease. This observation reinforces earlier research suggesting that psychological factors may be one of the many contributory factors to the initiation of the disease. Alternatively or in addition, initial blood pressure increases may impact cognitive and/or affective function. Evidence for an impact of blood pressure on the perception and experience of affect is reviewed vis-a-vis brain imaging findings suggesting that such involvement in hypertensive individuals is likely.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Jennings, J.
Heim, Alicia F.
Date: 2012
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Hypertension
Volume: 2012
Publisher: Hindawi Limited
Page Range: pp. 1-12
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1155/2012/701385
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Psychology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 2090-0384
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Article Type: Review
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 17:38
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 17:38


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