Social anxiety modulates amygdala activation during social conditioning.

  title={Social anxiety modulates amygdala activation during social conditioning.},
  author={Tanja Pejic and Andrea Hermann and Dieter Vaitl and Rudolf Stark},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  volume={8 3},
Aversive social learning experiences might play a significant role in the aetiology of social anxiety disorder. Therefore, we investigated emotional learning and unlearning processes in healthy humans using a social conditioning paradigm. Forty-nine healthy subjects participated in a 2-day fMRI differential conditioning protocol. Acquisition and extinction were conducted on Day 1 and extinction recall on Day 2. BOLD responses, ratings and skin conductance responses were collected. Our data… CONTINUE READING
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