Neurons in the human amygdala selective for perceived emotion.

  title={Neurons in the human amygdala selective for perceived emotion.},
  author={Shuo Wang and Oana Tudusciuc and Adam N. Mamelak and Ian B. Ross and Ralph Adolphs and Ueli Rutishauser},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={111 30},
The human amygdala plays a key role in recognizing facial emotions and neurons in the monkey and human amygdala respond to the emotional expression of faces. However, it remains unknown whether these responses are driven primarily by properties of the stimulus or by the perceptual judgments of the perceiver. We investigated these questions by recording from over 200 single neurons in the amygdalae of 7 neurosurgical patients with implanted depth electrodes. We presented degraded fear and happy… CONTINUE READING
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