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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Future-Oriented Cognition in PTSD
Principal Investigator:

Mieke Verfaellie

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $165,418
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Future-oriented thoughts occupy a prominent position in spontaneous mental activity. They serve an important adaptive function, in that they enable us to represent multiple hypothetical outcomes and act in light of those anticipated outcomes. Although a core feature of PTSD is reliving of past traumatic experiences, the anticipation of future threat plays an important role in maintenance of the disorder. Yet, future thinking has not been systematically evaluated in PTSD. Cognitive neuroscience r...

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