Amygdala reactivity to sad faces in preschool children: An early neural marker of persistent negative affect

@article{Gaffrey2016AmygdalaRT,
  title={Amygdala reactivity to sad faces in preschool children: An early neural marker of persistent negative affect},
  author={Michael S. Gaffrey and Deanna M. Barch and Joan L. Luby},
  journal={Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={17},
  pages={94-100}
}
BACKGROUND Elevated negative affect is a highly salient risk factor for later internalizing disorders. Very little is known about the early neurobiological correlates of negative affect and whether they associate with developmental changes in negative emotion. Such information may prove critical for identifying children deviating from normative developmental trajectories of negative affect and at increased risk for later internalizing disorders. The current study examined the relationship… CONTINUE READING
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