Common and Distinct Brain Activation to Threat and Safety Signals in Social Phobia

  title={Common and Distinct Brain Activation to Threat and Safety Signals in Social Phobia},
  author={Thomas Straube and Hans-Joachim Mentzel and Wolfgang H. R. Miltner},
  pages={163 - 168}
Background: Little is known about the functional neuroanatomy underlying the processing of emotional stimuli in social phobia. Objectives: To investigate specific brain activation that is associated with the processing of threat and safety signals in social phobics. Methods: Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, brain activation was measured in social phobic and nonphobic subjects during the presentation of angry, happy and neutral facial expressions under free viewing conditions… 

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