Different amygdala subregions mediate valence-related and attentional effects of oxytocin in humans

  title={Different amygdala subregions mediate valence-related and attentional effects of oxytocin in humans},
  author={Matthias Gamer and Bartosz Zurowski and Christian B{\"u}chel},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={9400 - 9405}
The neuropeptide oxytocin enhances the processing of positive social stimuli and improves the capacity to effectively attend the eye region of conspecifics. To investigate the neural basis of these effects, we combined intranasal oxytocin administration with high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging in a unique emotion classification task. Emotional faces were briefly presented while controlling for the initial fixation, and measuring subsequent eye movements. Oxytocin had… 

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