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Large-scale societal dynamics are reflected in human mood and brain

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dc.contributor.author Lebedev, Alexander V.
dc.contributor.author Abé, Christoph
dc.contributor.author Acar, Kasim
dc.contributor.author Kringelbach, Morten L.
dc.contributor.author Deco, Gustavo
dc.contributor.author Ingvar, Martin
dc.contributor.author Petrovic, Predrag
dc.date.accessioned 2023-03-03T07:49:12Z
dc.date.available 2023-03-03T07:49:12Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Lebedev AV, Abé C, Acar K, Deco G, Kringelbach ML, Ingvar M, Petrovic P. Large-scale societal dynamics are reflected in human mood and brain. Sci Rep. 2022;12:4646. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-08569-3
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/56028
dc.description.abstract The stock market is a bellwether of socio-economic changes that may directly affect individual well-being. Using large-scale UK-biobank data generated over 14 years, we applied specification curve analysis to rigorously identify significant associations between the local stock market index (FTSE100) and 479,791 UK residents’ mood, as well as their alcohol intake and blood pressure adjusting the results for a large number of potential confounders, including age, sex, linear and non-linear effects of time, research site, other stock market indexes. Furthermore, we found similar associations between FTSE100 and volumetric measures of affective brain regions in a subsample (n = 39,755; measurements performed over 5.5 years), which were particularly strong around phase transitions characterized by maximum volatility in the market. The main findings did not depend on applied effect-size estimation criteria (linear methods or mutual information criterion) and were replicated in two independent US-based studies (Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative; n = 424; performed over 2.5 years and MyConnectome; n = 1; 81 measurements over 1.5 years). Our results suggest that phase transitions in the society, indexed by stock market, exhibit close relationships with human mood, health and the affective brain from an individual to population level.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Nature Research
dc.relation.ispartof Scientific Reports. 2022;12:4646.
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dc.title Large-scale societal dynamics are reflected in human mood and brain
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-08569-3
dc.subject.keyword Amygdala
dc.subject.keyword Criticality
dc.subject.keyword Environmental economics
dc.subject.keyword Epidemiology
dc.subject.keyword Human behaviour
dc.subject.keyword Insula
dc.subject.keyword Limbic system
dc.subject.keyword Prefrontal cortex
dc.subject.keyword Reward
dc.subject.keyword Social behaviour
dc.subject.keyword Stress and resilience
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