The amygdala's response to face and emotional information and potential category-specific modulation of temporal cortex as a function of emotion

@inproceedings{White2014TheAR,
  title={The amygdala's response to face and emotional information and potential category-specific modulation of temporal cortex as a function of emotion},
  author={Stuart Francis White and Christopher J. Adalio and Zachary T. Nolan and Jiongjiong Yang and Alex Martin and James R. Blair},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
  year={2014}
}
The amygdala has been implicated in the processing of emotion and animacy information and to be responsive to novelty. However, the way in which these functions interact is poorly understood. Subjects (N = 30) viewed threatening or neutral images that could be either animate (facial expressions) or inanimate (objects) in the context of a dot probe task. The amygdala showed responses to both emotional and animacy information, but no emotion by stimulus-type interaction; i.e., emotional face and… CONTINUE READING
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