Influence of the fusiform gyrus on amygdala response to emotional faces in the non-clinical range of social anxiety.

@article{Pujol2009InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the fusiform gyrus on amygdala response to emotional faces in the non-clinical range of social anxiety.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Pujol and Ben J. Harrison and H{\'e}ctor Ortiz and Joan Deus and Carles Soriano-Mas and Marina L{\'o}pez-Sol{\`a} and Murat Y{\"u}cel and Xavier Perich and Narc{\'i}s Cardoner},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={1177-87}
}
BACKGROUND Social anxiety often involves a combination of hypervigilance and avoidance to potentially warning signals including the facial expression of emotions. Functional imaging has demonstrated an increase in amygdala response to emotional faces in subjects with social anxiety. Nevertheless, it is unclear to what extent visual areas processing faces influence amygdala reactivity in different socially anxious individuals. We assessed the influence of the fusiform gyrus activation on… CONTINUE READING

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