Neuroanatomical correlates of happiness, sadness, and disgust.

  title={Neuroanatomical correlates of happiness, sadness, and disgust.},
  author={Richard D. Lane and Eric M. Reiman and Geoff L Ahern and Gary Edward Schwartz and Richard J. Davidson},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={154 7},
OBJECTIVE Happiness, sadness, and disgust are three emotions that differ in their valence (positive or negative) and associated action tendencies (approach or withdrawal). This study was designed to investigate the neuroanatomical correlates of these discrete emotions. METHOD Twelve healthy female subjects were studied. Positron emission tomography and [15O]H2O were used to measure regional brain activity. There were 12 conditions per subject: happiness, sadness, and disgust and three control… CONTINUE READING
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