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Visual Perspective and Genetics

Title: Visual Perspective and Genetics: A Commentary on Lemogne and Colleagues.
Name(s): Sutin, Angelina, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2009
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Lemogne and colleagues offer an interesting extension to their previous work on visual perspective and depression: Individuals at-risk for depression (defined as higher scores on Harm Avoidance), without a history of mood disorders, report retrieval of positive memories from the 3rd person perspective. Their findings suggest that the retrieval of positive experiences from the 3rd person perspective may be a risk-factor for depression, not just a lingering consequence of it. Their study, however, also reports a genetic association in a severely underpowered sample. Rather than focusing on gene x environment interactions, which large, well-powered studies on related phenotypes have failed to detect, a greater understanding of the phenomenology of visual perspective may be a more fruitful avenue for future research.
Identifier: FSU_migr_mhs-0032 (IID), 10.1016/j.concog.2009.05.002 (DOI)
Keywords: visual perspective, genetics, neuroticism, depression, autobiographical memory, 5-HTT
Uncontrolled subjects: Affect, Alleles, Depressive Disorder, Major, Genotype, Harm Reduction, Humans, Life Change Events, Mental Recall, Personality, Personality Inventory, Phenotype, Polymorphism, Genetic, Psychometrics, Risk Factors, Self Concept, Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins, Social Environment
Note: Published in final edited form as: Conscious Cogn. 2009 September ; 18(3): 831–836. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2009.05.002.
Citation: Sutin AR. (2009). Visual perspective and genetics: a commentary on Lemogne and colleagues. Conscious Cogn, 18(3):831-3.
Subject(s): Human behavior
Medical sciences
Mental illness
Environmental psychology
Place attachment
Social sciences
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Consciousness and Cognition.
Issue: 3, 18

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