Sustained amygdala response to both novel and newly familiar faces characterizes inhibited temperament.

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Previous theories have proposed that the amygdala is hyper-responsive to novel stimuli in persons with an inhibited temperament-a biologically based predisposition to respond to novelty with wariness or avoidance behavior. In the current study, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to assess amygdala blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsq073

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