Dissociating maternal responses to sad and happy facial expressions of their own child: An fMRI study

@inproceedings{Kluczniok2017DissociatingMR,
  title={Dissociating maternal responses to sad and happy facial expressions of their own child: An fMRI study},
  author={Dorothea Kluczniok and Catherine Hindi Attar and Jenny R Stein and Sina Poppinga and Thomas Fydrich and Charlotte Jaite and Viola Kappel and Romuald Brunner and Sabine C. Herpertz and Katja B{\"o}deker and Felix Bermpohl},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Maternal sensitive behavior depends on recognizing one's own child's affective states. The present study investigated distinct and overlapping neural responses of mothers to sad and happy facial expressions of their own child (in comparison to facial expressions of an unfamiliar child). METHODS We used functional MRI to measure dissociable and overlapping activation patterns in 27 healthy mothers in response to happy, neutral and sad facial expressions of their own school-aged… CONTINUE READING
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