Effects of alcohol on brain responses to social signals of threat in humans

@article{Sripada2011EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of alcohol on brain responses to social signals of threat in humans},
  author={Chandra Sekhar Sripada and Michael Angstadt and Patrick McNamara and Andrea C. King and K. Luan Phan},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2011},
  volume={55},
  pages={371-380}
}
Alcohol is a known exogenous modulator of negative affect (anxiety, tension) in both animals and humans. It has been proposed that the anxiolytic effects of alcohol are mediated via the amygdala, an area critical to fear perception and responding. However, little is known about the acute effects of alcohol on amygdala reactivity to threatening information in humans. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging and a validated task to probe amygdala responses to social signals of threat in 12… CONTINUE READING

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