Brain activity during expectancy of emotional stimuli: an fMRI study.

  title={Brain activity during expectancy of emotional stimuli: an fMRI study.},
  author={Kazutaka Ueda and Yasumasa Okamoto and Go Okada and Hidehisa Yamashita and Tadao Hori and Shigeto Yamawaki},
  volume={14 1},
We studied the neural activation associated with the expectancy of emotional stimuli using whole brain fMRI. Fifteen healthy subjects underwent fMRI scanning during which they performed a warned reaction task using emotional pictures carrying pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral content. The task involved an expected or unexpected condition. Data were analyzed by comparing the images acquired under the different conditions. In the expected condition, compared with the unexpected condition… CONTINUE READING

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