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Table 1 Potential substrates of erotic stimulus processing

From: Does erotic stimulus presentation design affect brain activation patterns? Event-related vs. blocked fMRI designs

     FA PAR OTC INS CIN CER BAG AMY HYP THA
fMRI studies contr stim des           
   Arnow et al. 2002 spo vid block √**   √** √** √** √**   √**  
   Beauregard et al. 2001 ntr vid block     
   Ferretti et al. 2005 spo img event (3s)     
  spo vid block   
   Gizewski et al. 2006 ntr vid block   
   Hamann et al. 2004 ntr img block   √* √* √*  
   Karama et al. 2002 ntr vid block    √* √*
   Kim et al. 2006 ntr vid block      
   Mouras et al. 2003 ntr img block      
   Park et al. 2001 ntr vid block     
   Stark et al. 2005 ntr img block      
   Walter et al. 2008 ntr, emo img event (5s)    
PET studies              
   Redoute et al. 2000 ntr hum img & vid block  
   Stoleru et al. 1999 ntr vid block      
  1. FA: Frontal areas; PAR: Parietal regions; OTC: Occipitotemporal cortex; INS: Insular cortex; CIN: Cingulate gyrus; CER: Cerebellum; BAG: Basal ganglia; AMY: Amygdala; HYP: Hypothalamus; THA: Thalamus; contr: control condition; stim: stimulus material; des: fMRI design; hum: humorous; ntr: neutral; spo: sports; emo: emotional pictures; vid: video; img: still images; * significant activation observed only in males; ** penile turgidity-correlated activations