Amygdala activity in response to forward versus backward dynamic facial expressions

  title={Amygdala activity in response to forward versus backward dynamic facial expressions},
  author={Wataru Sato and Takanori Kochiyama and Sakiko Yoshikawa},
  journal={Brain Research},
Observations of dynamic facial expressions of emotion activate several brain regions, but the psychological functions of these regions remain unknown. To investigate this issue, we presented dynamic facial expressions of fear and happiness forwards or backwards, thus altering the emotional meaning of the facial expression while maintaining comparable visual properties. Thirteen subjects passively viewed the stimuli while being scanned using fMRI. After image acquisition, the subject's emotions… CONTINUE READING

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