Impaired Recognition of Social Emotions following Amygdala Damage

  title={Impaired Recognition of Social Emotions following Amygdala Damage},
  author={Ralph Adolphs and Simon Baron-Cohen and Daniel Tranel},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
Lesion, functional imaging, and single-unit studies in human and nonhuman animals have demonstrated a role for the amygdala in processing stimuli with emotional and social significance. We investigated the recognition of a wide variety of facial expressions, including basic emotions (e.g., happiness, anger) and social emotions (e.g., guilt, admiration, flirtatiousness). Prior findings with a standardized set of stimuli indicated that recognition of social emotions can be signaled by the eye… 

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