Elevated amygdala response to faces and gaze aversion in autism spectrum disorder.

@article{Tottenham2014ElevatedAR,
  title={Elevated amygdala response to faces and gaze aversion in autism spectrum disorder.},
  author={Nim Tottenham and Margaret E Hertzig and Kristen Gillespie-Lynch and Tara Gilhooly and Alexander J. Millner and B J Casey},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={106-17}
}
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are often associated with impairments in judgment of facial expressions. This impairment is often accompanied by diminished eye contact and atypical amygdala responses to face stimuli. The current study used a within-subjects design to examine the effects of natural viewing and an experimental eye-gaze manipulation on amygdala responses to faces. Individuals with ASD showed less gaze toward the eye region of faces relative to a control group. Among individuals… CONTINUE READING
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