Amygdala Response to Emotional Stimuli without Awareness: Facts and Interpretations

@inproceedings{Diano2016AmygdalaRT,
  title={Amygdala Response to Emotional Stimuli without Awareness: Facts and Interpretations},
  author={Matteo Diano and Alessia Celeghin and Arianna Bagnis and Marco Tamietto},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2016}
}
Over the past two decades, evidence has accumulated that the human amygdala exerts some of its functions also when the observer is not aware of the content, or even presence, of the triggering emotional stimulus. Nevertheless, there is as of yet no consensus on the limits and conditions that affect the extent of amygdala's response without focused attention or awareness. Here we review past and recent studies on this subject, examining neuroimaging literature on healthy participants as well as… CONTINUE READING

Similar Papers

Figures and Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 26 CITATIONS

A Possible Link between Anxiety and Schizophrenia and a Possible Role of Anhedonia

  • Schizophrenia research and treatment
  • 2018
VIEW 1 EXCERPT
CITES BACKGROUND

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 179 REFERENCES

Affective influences on the attentional dynamics supporting awareness.

  • Journal of experimental psychology. General
  • 2005
VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Neural processing of emotional faces requires attention.

  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2002
VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

From affective blindsight to emotional consciousness

  • Consciousness and Cognition
  • 2015
VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Neural bases of the non - conscious perception of emotional signals

M. Tamietto, B. de Gelder
  • Nat . Rev . Neurosci .
  • 2010
VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Unseen facial and bodily expressions trigger fast emotional reactions.

  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2009
VIEW 5 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Mode of functional connectivity in amygdala pathways dissociates level of awareness for signals of fear.

  • The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience
  • 2006
VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Amygdala responses to fearful and happy facial expressions under conditions of binocular suppression.

  • The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience
  • 2004
VIEW 6 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL