Ventromedial Frontal Lobe Plays a Critical Role in Facial Emotion Recognition

  title={Ventromedial Frontal Lobe Plays a Critical Role in Facial Emotion Recognition},
  author={Andrea S. Heberlein and Alisa A. Padon and Seth J. Gillihan and Martha J. Farah and Lesley K. Fellows},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
The ventromedial prefrontal cortex has been implicated in a variety of emotion processes. However, findings regarding the role of this region specifically in emotion recognition have been mixed. We used a sensitive facial emotion recognition task to compare the emotion recognition performance of 7 subjects with lesions confined to ventromedial prefrontal regions, 8 subjects with lesions elsewhere in prefrontal cortex, and 16 healthy control subjects. We found that emotion recognition was… CONTINUE READING


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