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The voices of wrath: brain responses to angry prosody in meaningless speech
We report two functional magnetic resonance imaging experiments showing enhanced responses in human middle superior temporal sulcus for angry relative to neutral prosody. This emotional enhancementExpand
Electrophysiological correlates of rapid spatial orienting towards fearful faces.
We investigated the spatio-temporal dynamic of attentional bias towards fearful faces. Twelve participants performed a covert spatial orienting task while recording visual event-related brainExpand
The Human Amygdala: An Evolved System for Relevance Detection
Evidence from pioneering animal research has suggested that the amygdala is involved in the processing of aversive stimuli, particularly fear-related information. Fear is central in the evolution ofExpand
Emotion and attention interactions in social cognition: Brain regions involved in processing anger prosody
Multiple levels of processing are thought to be involved in the appraisal of emotionally relevant events, with some processes being engaged relatively independently of attention and current task goals or context. Expand
Enhanced extrastriate visual response to bandpass spatial frequency filtered fearful faces: Time course and topographic evoked‐potentials mapping
We compared electrical brain responses to fearful vs. neutral facial expressions in healthy volunteers while they performed an orthogonal gender decision task. Face stimuli either had a broadbandExpand
Individual Attachment Style Modulates Human Amygdala and Striatum Activation during Social Appraisal
Adult attachment style refers to individual personality traits that strongly influence emotional bonds and reactions to social partners. Behavioral research has shown that adult attachment styleExpand
A systems approach to appraisal mechanisms in emotion
This paper provides a brief overview of the model, suggests constraints imposed by neural circuits, and provides examples on how the temporal unfolding of emotion can be conceptualized and experimentally tested. Expand
Beyond Fear
There is much empirical evidence for modulation of attention by negative—particularly fear-relevant—emotional stimuli. This modulation is often explained in terms of a fear module. Appraisal theoriesExpand
Attentional bias for positive emotional stimuli: A meta-analytic investigation.
Despite an initial focus on negative threatening stimuli, researchers have more recently expanded the investigation of attentional biases toward positive rewarding stimuli. The present meta-analysisExpand
Interaction effects of perceived gaze direction and dynamic facial expression: Evidence for appraisal theories of emotion
Appraisal theorists suggest that the face expresses cognitive processes involved both in the orienting of attention (primarily gaze direction) and in the evaluation of emotion-eliciting events.Expand