Amygdala Damage Affects Event-Related Potentials for Fearful Faces at Specific Time Windows

@inproceedings{Rotshtein2010AmygdalaDA,
  title={Amygdala Damage Affects Event-Related Potentials for Fearful Faces at Specific Time Windows},
  author={Pia Rotshtein and Mark P. Richardson and Joel S. Winston and Stefan J. Kiebel and Patrik Vuilleumier and Martin Eimer and Jon Driver and Raymond J. Dolan},
  booktitle={Human brain mapping},
  year={2010}
}
The amygdala is known to influence processing of threat-related stimuli in distant brain regions, including visual cortex. The time-course of these distant influences is unknown, although this information is important for resolving debates over likely pathways mediating an apparent rapidity in emotional processing. To address this, we recorded event-related potentials (ERPs) to seen fearful face expressions, in preoperative patients with medial temporal lobe epilepsy who had varying degrees of… CONTINUE READING