On emotional conflict: interference resolution of happy and angry prosody reveals valence-specific effects.

@article{Wittfoth2010OnEC,
  title={On emotional conflict: interference resolution of happy and angry prosody reveals valence-specific effects.},
  author={Matthias Wittfoth and Christine M Schroeder and Dina M. Schardt and R. Dengler and Hans-Jochen Heinze and Sonja A. Kotz},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={383-92}
}
To comprehend emotional prosodic cues in speech is a critical function of human social life. However, it is common in everyday communication that conflicting information in emotional prosody and semantic content co-occur. Here, we sought to specify brain regions involved in conflict monitoring of these interfering communication channels. By means of functional magnetic resonance imaging, we obtained signal increases in the right dorsal anterior cingulate cortex and right superior temporal gyrus… CONTINUE READING

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