Perception of Facial Expressions and Voices and of their Combination in the Human Brain

@article{Pourtois2005PerceptionOF,
  title={Perception of Facial Expressions and Voices and of their Combination in the Human Brain},
  author={Gilles Pourtois and Beatrice de Gelder and Anne Bol and Marc Crommelinck},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={2005},
  volume={41},
  pages={49-59}
}
Using positron emission tomography we explored brain regions activated during the perception of face expressions, emotional voices and combined audio-visual pairs. A convergence region situated in the left lateral temporal cortex was more activated by bimodal stimuli than by either visual only or auditory only stimuli. Separate analyses for the emotions happiness and fear revealed supplementary convergence areas situated mainly anteriorly in the left hemisphere for happy pairings and in the… CONTINUE READING

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