Attention and awareness each influence amygdala activity for dynamic bodily expressions—a short review

@inproceedings{Gelder2012AttentionAA,
  title={Attention and awareness each influence amygdala activity for dynamic bodily expressions—a short review},
  author={Beatrice de Gelder and Ruud Hortensius and Marco Tamietto},
  booktitle={Front. Integr. Neurosci.},
  year={2012}
}
The amygdala (AMG) has long been viewed as the gateway to sensory processing of emotions and is also known to play an important role at the interface between cognition and emotion. However, the debate continues on whether AMG activation is independent of attentional demands. Recently, researchers started exploring AMG functions using dynamic stimuli rather than the traditional pictures of facial expressions. Our present goal is to review some recent studies using dynamic stimuli to investigate… CONTINUE READING

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