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Table 2 Major brain activations in 42 aversion non-human animal studies

From: Common brain activations for painful and non-painful aversive stimuli

Rank order: Aversion (42 studies)
Area Studies reporting activation Percentage of studies reporting activation
Amyg 32 76%
Thal 13 30%
Hyp 12 29%
NTS 10 24%
Parahipp/Hipp 9 21%
PBN 8 19%
PAG 8 19%
Ins 7 17%
PFC (PL, IL)/OFC 7 17%
BNST 5 12%
NAc 5 12%
Septal 3 7%
ACC, DR, DS, LC 2 each 5%
Motor, Hab, VTA 1 each 2%
  1. Results are ordered by the number of studies reporting specific activations; percent of studies reporting activations is used for comparative illustration. For individual study details and inter-study comparisons, see Additional file 1: Table S2B. Reprinted with permission from Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience [5].