A differential neural response in the human amygdala to fearful and happy facial expressions

@article{Morris1996ADN,
  title={A differential neural response in the human amygdala to fearful and happy facial expressions},
  author={J. S. Morris and C. D. Frith and David Ian Perrett and Duncan Rowland and Andrew W. Young and Andrew J. Calder and R. J. Dolan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={383},
  pages={812-815}
}
THE amygdala is thought to play a crucial role in emotional and social behaviour1. Animal studies implicate the amygdala in both fear conditioning2 and face perception3. In humans, lesions of the amygdala can lead to selective deficits in the recognition of fearful facial expressions4,5 and impaired fear conditioning6,7, and direct electrical stimulation evokes fearful emotional responses8. Here we report direct in vivo evidence of a differential neural response in the human amygdala to facial… 
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