A neuromodulatory role for the human amygdala in processing emotional facial expressions.

@article{Morris1998ANR,
  title={A neuromodulatory role for the human amygdala in processing emotional facial expressions.},
  author={John S. Morris and Karl J. Friston and Christian B{\"u}chel and Chris D Frith and Andrew W. Young and Andy J. Calder and Raymond J. Dolan},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={121 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={47-57}
}
Localized amygdalar lesions in humans produce deficits in the recognition of fearful facial expressions. We used functional neuroimaging to test two hypotheses: (i) that the amygdala and some of its functionally connected structures mediate specific neural responses to fearful expressions; (ii) that the early visual processing of emotional faces can be influenced by amygdalar activity. Normal subjects were scanned using PET while they performed a gender discrimination task involving static grey… CONTINUE READING
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