Beyond threat: amygdala reactivity across multiple expressions of facial affect.

@article{Fitzgerald2006BeyondTA,
  title={Beyond threat: amygdala reactivity across multiple expressions of facial affect.},
  author={Daniel A. Fitzgerald and Michael Angstadt and Laura M Jelsone and Pradeep J. Nathan and K. Luan Phan},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={1441-8}
}
The amygdala has been consistently isolated as a key neural substrate for processing facial displays of affect. Recent evidence from human lesion and functional neuroimaging studies have begun to challenge the notion that the amygdala is reserved for signals of threat (fear/anger). We performed a 4 T fMRI study in which 20 subjects viewed a contemporary set of photographs displaying 6 different facial expressions (fearful, disgusted, angry, sad, neutral, happy) while performing a task with… CONTINUE READING
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