Effects of gaze direction, head orientation and valence of facial expression on amygdala activity.

@article{Sauer2014EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of gaze direction, head orientation and valence of facial expression on amygdala activity.},
  author={Andreas Sauer and Martin Mothes-Lasch and Wolfgang H. R. Miltner and Thomas Straube},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 8},
  pages={1246-52}
}
There is increasing evidence for a role of the amygdala in processing gaze direction and emotional relevance of faces. In this event-related functional magnetic resonance study we investigated amygdala responses while we orthogonally manipulated head direction, gaze direction and facial expression (angry, happy and neutral). This allowed us to investigate effects of stimulus ambiguity, low-level factors and non-emotional factors on amygdala activation. Averted vs direct gaze induced increased… CONTINUE READING