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Table 3 Clusters of significant brain activation in the re-experience and the counting tasks

From: The anterior insula and anterior cingulate cortex are associated with avoidance of dental treatment based on prior experience of treatment in healthy adults

Brain region Side Cluster size (voxel) Z score MNI coordinates
x y z
Re-experience (REXP) task
 dACC L 256 3.6 −10 24 36
 dACC R 57 3.9 12 20 30
 dACC R   3.2 14 24 38
 dACC R 78 3.7 12 38 26
 dACC R   3.3 10 32 34
 MTG/STG L 22 3.5 −52 −32 −2
 MTG/STG L   3.2 −58 −26 −6
 aINS R 33 3.5 38 20 0
 aINS R   3.3 38 12 4
 Inferior parietal lobule L 25 3.4 −50 −70 36
 Lingual gyrus L 14 3.3 −26 −52 4
 aINS L 14 3.3 −34 4 4
Counting (COUNT) task
 dACC L 454 4.4 −12 32 28
 dACC L   4.0 −8 40 12
 dACC L   3.6 −12 34 20
 lOFC L 57 4.0 −50 32 −8
 lOFC R 170 4.0 44 32 −8
 lOFC R   3.8 38 30 −16
 lOFC R   3.6 36 42 −2
 Frontal Pole R 246 3.9 12 46 32
 dACC R   3.8 12 42 22
 dACC R   3.6 2 38 32
 Superior parietal lobule R 17 3.8 6 −64 70
 Frontal pole R 62 3.8 32 56 −14
 Frontal pole R   3.5 32 48 −16
 Lateral occipital cortex R 49 3.7 32 −68 8
 Superior frontal cortex L 16 3.6 −10 28 50
 Superior parietal lobule L 26 3.6 −4 −56 74
 Superior parietal lobule R   3.4 6 −52 76
 Lateral occipital cortex L 52 3.5 −56 −66 28
 Inferior parietal lobule L   3.5 −64 −54 24
 MTG R 34 3.4 64 −22 −6
 Lateral occipital cortex L 14 3.3 −34 −62 4
  1. All results reported are uncorrected for multiple comparison. Cluster size is measured by the number of voxels
  2. aINS anterior insula, dACC dorsal anterior cingulate cortex, lOFC lateral orbitofrontal cortex, MTG middle temporal gyrus, STG superior temporal gyrus