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Curr Dir Psychol Sci. 2014 Dec;23(6):446-453.

Health Neuroscience: Defining a New Field.

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1
Department of Psychology and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh.
2
Department of Psychology and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University.

Abstract

Health neuroscience is a new field that is at the interface of health psychology and neuroscience. It is concerned with the interplay between the brain and physical health over the lifespan. This review provides a conceptual introduction to health neuroscience, focusing on its major themes, representative studies, methodologies, and future directions.

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