Response and Habituation of the Human Amygdala during Visual Processing of Facial Expression

@article{Breiter1996ResponseAH,
  title={Response and Habituation of the Human Amygdala during Visual Processing of Facial Expression},
  author={Hans C. Breiter and Nancy Etcoff and Paul J. Whalen and W. A. Kennedy and Scott L. Rauch and Randy L. Buckner and M. M. Strauss and Steven E. Hyman and Bruce R. Rosen},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={1996},
  volume={17},
  pages={875-887}
}
We measured amygdala activity in human volunteers during rapid visual presentations of fearful, happy, and neutral faces using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The first experiment involved a fixed order of conditions both within and across runs, while the second one used a fully counterbalanced order in addition to a low level baseline of simple visual stimuli. In both experiments, the amygdala was preferentially activated in response to fearful versus neutral faces. In the… 
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