Reduced recruitment of orbitofrontal cortex to human social chemosensory cues in social anxiety

@article{Zhou2011ReducedRO,
  title={Reduced recruitment of orbitofrontal cortex to human social chemosensory cues in social anxiety},
  author={Wen Zhou and Ping Hou and Yuxiang Zhou and Denise Chen},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2011},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={1401-6}
}
Social anxiety refers to the prevalent and debilitating experience of fear and anxiety of being scrutinized in social situations. It originates from both learned (e.g. adverse social conditioning) and innate (e.g. shyness) factors. Research on social anxiety has traditionally focused on negative emotions induced by visual and auditory social cues in socially anxious clinical populations, and posits a dysfunctional orbitofrontal-amygdala circuit as a primary etiological mechanism. Yet as a trait… CONTINUE READING
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