The localiser procedure identified networks of positive mood.

Higher activation of right insula (INS), ventral striatum (VS), anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPFC) during presentation of positive compared to neutral images in the localiser runs (for full list of areas see Table 2). The localiser runs were effective in identifying brain areas responsive to positive images, which were used as target regions of interests (ROIs) for the subsequent neurofeedback procedure. The figure shows the contrast map thresholded at p<.05 (cluster level corrected) on a sample brain seen from the right and front (Talairach coordinates of virtual cuts: x = 0, y = 0, z = −2).



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