Functional association of the amygdala and ventral prefrontal cortex during cognitive evaluation of facial expressions primed by masked angry faces: an event-related fMRI study.

@article{Nomura2004FunctionalAO,
  title={Functional association of the amygdala and ventral prefrontal cortex during cognitive evaluation of facial expressions primed by masked angry faces: an event-related fMRI study.},
  author={Michio Nomura and Hideki Ohira and Kaoruko Haneda and Tetsuya Iidaka and Norihiro Sadato and Tomohisa Okada and Yoshiharu Yonekura},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={352-63}
}
The present study examined the functional association of the amygdala and right ventral prefrontal cortex (PFC) during cognitive evaluation of facial expressions. A situation was created where emotional valence of the stimuli was unconsciously manipulated by using subliminal affective priming. Twelve healthy volunteers were asked to evaluate the facial expressions of a target face (500-ms duration) such as "anger", "neutral", or "happy". All target faces expressed relatively weak anger. Just… CONTINUE READING