Differential modulation of neural activity throughout the distributed neural system for face perception in patients with Social Phobia and healthy subjects.

@article{Gentili2008DifferentialMO,
  title={Differential modulation of neural activity throughout the distributed neural system for face perception in patients with Social Phobia and healthy subjects.},
  author={Claudio Gentili and Maria Ida Gobbini and Emiliano Ricciardi and Nicola Vanello and Pietro Pietrini and James V. Haxby and Mario Guazzelli},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={286-92}
}
Social Phobia (SP) is a marked and persistent fear of social or performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny by others. Faces of others are perceived as threatening by social phobic patients (SPP). To investigate how face processing is altered in the distributed neural system for face perception in Social Phobia, we designed an event-related fMRI study in which Healthy Controls (HC) and SPP were presented with angry, fearful, disgusted… CONTINUE READING