Expression without recognition: contributions of the human amygdala to emotional communication.

@article{Anderson2000ExpressionWR,
  title={Expression without recognition: contributions of the human amygdala to emotional communication.},
  author={Adam A. K. Anderson and Elizabeth A. Phelps},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2000},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={106-11}
}
A growing body of evidence from humans and other animals suggests the amygdala may be a critical neural substrate for emotional processing. In particular, recent studies have shown that damage to the human amygdala impairs the normal appraisal of social signals of emotion, primarily those of fear. However, effective social communication depends on both the ability to receive (emotional appraisal) and the ability to send (emotional expression) signals of emotional state. Although the role of the… CONTINUE READING

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