Health Neuroscience: Defining a New Field.

Author: Erickson KI1, Creswell JD2, Verstynen TD2, Gianaros PJ1
Author Information:
1Department of Psychology and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh.
2Department of Psychology and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University.
Conference/Journal: Curr Dir Psychol Sci.
Date published: 2014 Dec
Other: Volume ID: 23 , Issue ID: 6 , Pages: 446-453 , Word Count: 55


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.

PMID: 25844028 PMCID: PMC4381930 DOI: 10.1177/0963721414549350

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