Impaired recognition of emotion in facial expressions following bilateral damage to the human amygdala

@article{Adolphs1994ImpairedRO,
  title={Impaired recognition of emotion in facial expressions following bilateral damage to the human amygdala},
  author={R. Adolphs and D. Tranel and H. Damasio and A. Damasio},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1994},
  volume={372},
  pages={669-672}
}
  • R. Adolphs, D. Tranel, +1 author A. Damasio
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • STUDIES in animals have shown that the amygdala receives highly processed visual input1,2, contains neurons that respond selectively to faces3, and that it participates in emotion4,5 and social behaviour6. Although studies in epileptic patients support its role in emotion7, determination of the amygdala's function in humans has been hampered by the rarity of patients with selective amygdala lesions8. Here, with the help of one such rare patient, we report findings that suggest the human… CONTINUE READING

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