Enhanced occipital and anterior cingulate activation in men but not in women during exposure to angry and fearful male faces.

@article{Fischer2004EnhancedOA,
  title={Enhanced occipital and anterior cingulate activation in men but not in women during exposure to angry and fearful male faces.},
  author={H{\aa}kan Fischer and P. Fransson and Christopher I. Wright and Lars B{\"a}ckman},
  journal={Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={326-34}
}
Blood-oxygenation-level-dependent signal was measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging in 24 healthy young subjects (12 men and 12 women) during viewing of angry, fearful, and neutral male and female face pictures. Exposure to angry male as opposed to angry female faces activated the visual cortex and the anterior cingulate gyrus significantly more in men than in women. A similar sex-differential brain activation pattern was present during exposure to fearful but not neutral faces… CONTINUE READING
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