Alcoholism and dampened temporal limbic activation to emotional faces.

@article{Marinkovic2009AlcoholismAD,
  title={Alcoholism and dampened temporal limbic activation to emotional faces.},
  author={Ksenija Marinkovic and Marlene Oscar-Berman and Trinity A Urban and Cara E O'Reilly and Julie A. Howard and Kayle S Sawyer and Gordon J. Harris},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 11},
  pages={1880-92}
}
BACKGROUND Excessive chronic drinking is accompanied by a broad spectrum of emotional changes ranging from apathy and emotional flatness to deficits in comprehending emotional information, but their neural bases are poorly understood. METHODS Emotional abnormalities associated with alcoholism were examined with functional magnetic resonance imaging in abstinent long-term alcoholic men in comparison to healthy demographically matched controls. Participants were presented with emotionally… CONTINUE READING
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