A continuous emotional task activates the left amygdala in healthy volunteers: 18FDG PET study

@article{FernandezEgea2009ACE,
  title={A continuous emotional task activates the left amygdala in healthy volunteers: 18FDG PET study},
  author={Emilio Fernandez-Egea and E. S{\'a}nchez-Monge y Parellada and Francisco Lome{\~n}a and Carles Falc{\'o}n and Miquel Bernardo},
  journal={Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging},
  year={2009},
  volume={171},
  pages={199-206}
}
Human amygdalar activation has been reported during facial emotion recognition (FER) studies, mostly using fast temporal resolution techniques (fMRI, H(2)(15)O PET or MEG). The (18)FDG PET technique has never been previously applied to FER studies. We decided to test whether amygdala response during FER tasks could be assessed with this technique. The study was conducted in 10 healthy right-handed volunteers who underwent two scans on different days in random order. Content of the tasks was… CONTINUE READING
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