Amygdala and heart rate variability responses from listening to emotionally intense parts of a story

@article{Wallentin2011AmygdalaAH,
  title={Amygdala and heart rate variability responses from listening to emotionally intense parts of a story},
  author={Mikkel Wallentin and Andreas H\ojlund Nielsen and Peter Vuust and Anders Dohn and Andreas Roepstorff and Torben Ellegaard Lund},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={963-73}
}
Emotions are often understood in relation to conditioned responses. Narrative emotions, however, cannot be reduced to a simple associative relationship between emotion words and their experienced counterparts. Intensity in stories may arise without any overt emotion depicting words and vice versa. In this fMRI study we investigated BOLD responses to naturally fluctuating emotions evoked by listening to a story. The emotional intensity profile of the text was found through a rating study. The… CONTINUE READING
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