Sex differences in the persistence of the amygdala response to negative material.

@article{Andreano2014SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in the persistence of the amygdala response to negative material.},
  author={Joseph M. Andreano and Bradford C. Dickerson and Lisa Feldman Barrett},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 9},
  pages={1388-94}
}
Previous studies have indicated that men and women have different amygdala responses to novel (vs familiar) and valenced (positive vs negative) material. It is not known, however, whether these affective sex differences are related. In this study, we tested whether women have more persistent amygdala responses to familiar, negative material than men do. During fMRI, male and female participants viewed evocative images that varied in novelty and valence. Women and men showed equivalent responses… CONTINUE READING
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