Do Words Stink? Neural Reuse as a Principle for Understanding Emotions in Reading

@article{Ziegler2018DoWS,
  title={Do Words Stink? Neural Reuse as a Principle for Understanding Emotions in Reading},
  author={Johannes C. Ziegler and Marie Montant and Benny B. Briesemeister and Tila T. Brink and Bruno Wicker and Aur{\'e}lie Ponz and Mireille Bonnard and Arthur M. Jacobs and Mario Braun},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2018},
  volume={30},
  pages={1023-1032}
}
How do we understand the emotional content of written words? Here, we investigate the hypothesis that written words that carry emotions are processed through phylogenetically ancient neural circuits that are involved in the processing of the very same emotions in nonlanguage contexts. This hypothesis was tested with respect to disgust. In an fMRI experiment, it was found that the same region of the left anterior insula responded whether people observed facial expressions of disgust or whether… CONTINUE READING
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