Cognitive versus automatic mechanisms of mood induction differentially activate left and right amygdala

@article{Dyck2011CognitiveVA,
  title={Cognitive versus automatic mechanisms of mood induction differentially activate left and right amygdala},
  author={Miriam Dyck and James Loughead and Thilo Kellermann and Frank Boers and Ruben C. Gur and Klaus Mathiak},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={2503-13}
}
The amygdala plays a key role in emotional processing. The specific contribution of the amygdala during the experience of one's own emotion, however, remains controversial and requires clarification. There is a long-standing debate on hemispheric lateralization of emotional processes, yet few studies to date directly investigated differential activation patterns for the left and right amygdala. Limited evidence supports right amygdala involvement in automatic processes of emotion and left… CONTINUE READING