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Different amygdala subregions mediate valence-related and attentional effects of oxytocin in humans

M. Gamer, B. Zurowski, C. Buchel
2010 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
On the one hand, it attenuated activation in lateral and dorsal regions of the anterior amygdala for fearful faces but enhanced activity for happy expressions, thus indicating a shift of the processing  ...  Moreover, a functional dissociation of amygdala subregions during social conditioning has recently been observed in humans (23).  ...  Müller, and K. Wendt for help with MR scanning. This study was supported by a grant from the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, Network "Social Cognition").  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1000985107 pmid:20421469 pmcid:PMC2889107 fatcat:4anquh7d5bat7mjmpeczkdvyiq

Fronto-limbic dysfunction in response to facial emotion in borderline personality disorder: An event-related fMRI study

Michael J. Minzenberg, Jin Fan, Antonia S. New, Cheuk Y. Tang, Larry J. Siever
2007 Psychiatry Research : Neuroimaging  
The neural substrates underlying processing of anger may also be altered. These changes may represent an expression of the volumetric and serotonergic deficits observed in these brain areas in BPD.  ...  Clinical hallmarks of borderline personality disorder (BPD) include social and emotional dysregulation. We tested a model of fronto-limbic dysfunction in facial emotion processing in BPD.  ...  New, the VA VISN3 MIRECC, and 5 M01 RR00071 for the Mount Sinai General Clinical Research Center from the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2007.03.006 pmid:17601709 pmcid:PMC2084368 fatcat:bzbdhajyj5a3bc4tmw7tobngu4

Human amygdala response to dynamic facial expressions of positive and negative surprise

Pascal Vrticka, Lara Lordier, Benoît Bediou, David Sander
2014 Emotion  
Those investigations that have already probed human amygdala involvement in the processing of surprised facial expressions either used static pictures displaying negative surprise (as contained in fear  ...  Although brain imaging evidence accumulates to suggest that the amygdala plays a key role in the processing of novel stimuli, only little is known about its role in processing expressed novelty conveyed  ...  This article is intended solely for the personal use of the individual user and is not to be disseminated broadly. examining the role of the human amygdala in self-relevance processing (Cristinzio, N=  ... 
doi:10.1037/a0034619 pmid:24219397 fatcat:gwbe72c4nbcq5ihso4bqf7zweu

Response Properties of Human Amygdala Subregions: Evidence Based on Functional MRI Combined with Probabilistic Anatomical Maps

Tonio Ball, Benjamin Rahm, Simon B. Eickhoff, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Oliver Speck, Isabella Mutschler, Sheng He
2007 PLoS ONE  
The human amygdala is thought to play a pivotal role in the processing of emotionally significant sensory information.  ...  of these amygdala subregions in humans are still unclear.  ...  Other studies have shown [36, 38] that the response-habituation process to emotional facial expressions is more rapid for the right than for the left amygdala.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000307 pmid:17375193 pmcid:PMC1819558 fatcat:lfallkawsrfuxc52czn4bse3ge

Functional organization of the human amygdala in appetitive learning

Emilia Kolada, Krzysztof Bielski, Marcel Falkiewicz, Iwona Szatkowska
2017 Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis  
The amygdala is a small subcortical structure located bilaterally in medial temporal lobes. It is a key region for emotional processes and some forms of associative learning.  ...  In particular, the role of the amygdala in processing of negative emotions and aversive learning has been shown in numerous studies.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This work was supported by a grant from the Polish National Science Centre based on decision number DEC-2014/15/B/HS6/03658.  ... 
doi:10.21307/ane-2017-044 fatcat:z7s2pzczhzgmrcigfebveql6du

Functionally distinct amygdala subregions identified using DTI and high-resolution fMRI

Nicholas L. Balderston, Douglas H. Schultz, Lauren Hopkins, Fred J. Helmstetter
2015 Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience  
We provide anatomical and functional support for a model of amygdala function where information enters through the laterobasal subregion, is processed by intrinsic circuits in the interspersed tissue,  ...  Different subregions within the amygdala may be engaged preferentially by different aspects of emotional and non-emotional tasks.  ...  Although it is clear that the amygdala plays a key role in the expression of emotion, the novelty evoked amygdala responses that we have observed are not necessarily accompanied by increases in arousal  ... 
doi:10.1093/scan/nsv055 pmid:25969533 pmcid:PMC4666105 fatcat:vm2g4blb4jcllgb5eyyc74ne6y

Altered resting-state functional connectivity in emotion-processing brain regions in adults who were born very preterm

C. Papini, T. P. White, A. Montagna, P. J. Brittain, S. Froudist-Walsh, J. Kroll, V. Karolis, A. Simonelli, S. C. Williams, R. M. Murray, C. Nosarti
2016 Psychological Medicine  
Here we investigated the functional integrity of the amygdala connectivity network in relation to the ability to recognize emotions from facial expressions in VPT adults.MethodThirty-six VPT-born adults  ...  in rs-fc between the amygdala, parietal and temporal cortices could represent the mechanism linking VPT birth and deficits in emotion processing.  ...  We would like to thank our participants and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London for  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0033291716001604 pmid:27523311 pmcid:PMC5080670 fatcat:7k6uoqxw3fcwndiwnprynphjre

Resting-State Amygdala Subregion and Precuneus Connectivity Provide Evidence for a Dimensional Approach to Studying Social Anxiety Disorder [article]

Simone Mizzi, Mangor Pedersen, Susan Rossell, Peter Rendell, Gill Terrett, Markus Heinrichs, Izelle Labuschagne
2022 medRxiv   pre-print
However, the amygdala consists of functionally and structurally distinct subregions, and recent studies have highlighted the importance of investigating the role of these subregions independently.  ...  The observed brain-symptom associations did not include disturbances in the brains fear circuitry (i.e., disturbances in connectivity between amygdala - prefrontal regions) likely due to the absence of  ...  Acknowledgments and Disclosures  ... 
doi:10.1101/2022.02.27.22271587 fatcat:lxbhfkalebdk7gl4ikbrmi4z4m

Oxytocin modulates fMRI responses to facial expression in macaques

Ning Liu, Fadila Hadj-Bouziane, Katherine B. Jones, Janita N. Turchi, Bruno B. Averbeck, Leslie G. Ungerleider
2015 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
the amygdala and areas in the ventral visual pathway evoked by negative emotional expressions.  ...  Subsequently, a series of studies examined the effects of OT on responses to facial expressions (3, 16), to conditioned facial expressions (17), and to threatening scenes (18).  ...  Averaged fMRI responses across all three subjects to various facial expressions within subregions of the PFC (FEF, DLPFC, VLPFC and OFC), LIP, and the amygdala in the placebo and OT conditions.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1508097112 pmid:26015576 pmcid:PMC4475931 fatcat:nhnufi7pibbn7eq5v4n5zxc3jy

Human neuroimaging of oxytocin and vasopressin in social cognition

Caroline F. Zink, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg
2012 Hormones and Behavior  
Identifying the human brain regions that are impacted by oxytocin and vasopressin in a social context is essential to fully characterize the role of oxytocin and vasopressin in complex human social cognition  ...  Advances in human non-invasive neuroimaging techniques and genetics have enabled scientists to begin to elucidate the neurobiological basis of the influence of oxytocin and vasopressin on human social  ...  One of the most basic cornerstones of human sociality is the ability to process and extract information (e.g., emotions and intent) from facial expressions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.01.016 pmid:22326707 pmcid:PMC3312952 fatcat:53kot3i6vfekflzahoq4xemdze

The BOLD signal in the amygdala does not differentiate between dynamic facial expressions

Christiaan van der Gaag, Ruud B. Minderaa, Christian Keysers
2007 Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience  
The amygdala has been considered to be essential for recognizing fear in other people's facial expressions. Recent studies shed doubt on this interpretation.  ...  The amygdala was found to respond more to movies of facial expressions than to pattern motion, but no differences were found between the responses to neutral, happy, disgusted and fearful facial expressions  ...  In this view the amygdala thus contributes to the processing of facial expressions not directly by detecting the expressed emotion, but indirectly, by directing the processing of facial expressions towards  ... 
doi:10.1093/scan/nsm002 pmid:18985128 pmcid:PMC2555450 fatcat:kxapexxuzna7ret3tubdlvrhcu

A Process-specific Functional Dissociation of the Amygdala in Emotional Memory

Karine Sergerie, Martin Lepage, Jorge L. Armony
2006 Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience  
We assessed the role f the amygdala in the successful encoding and retrieval of fearful faces and, most importantly, the interaction between these two processes as a function of facial expression and memory  ...  Processing of the wousal of subliminal and supraliminal emotional stimuli by the human amvegdala.  ... 
doi:10.1162/jocn.2006.18.8.1359 pmid:16859420 fatcat:mwguqtshtnhlhhcj6po5fi4et4

Emotion and Cognition: Insights from Studies of the Human Amygdala

Elizabeth A. Phelps
2006 Annual Review of Psychology  
This review explores insights into the relations between emotion and cognition that have resulted from studies of the human amygdala.  ...  In contrast, the recent emergence of cognitive neuroscience as an inspiration for understanding human cognition has highlighted its interaction with emotion.  ...  Although the amygdala seems to play a critical role in the processing of fear from facial expressions, it may also play a broader role in perceiving and processing emotion from social and nonsocial cues  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev.psych.56.091103.070234 pmid:16318588 fatcat:oi25c63qtjexfccur426bsyoym

Meta-analytic activation maps can help identify affective processes captured by contrast-based task fMRI: the case of threat-related facial expressions [article]

M. Justin Kim, Annchen R. Knodt, Ahmad R. Hariri
2019 bioRxiv   pre-print
Notably, amygdala activity long considered critical for processing threat-related facial expressions was neither sufficient nor necessary for detecting MAM-ICM pattern similarity effects.  ...  Meta-analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data is an effective method for capturing the distributed patterns of brain activity supporting discrete cognitive and affective processes.  ...  We also thank the original authors of the meta-analysis maps for their generosity in making them available for use.  ... 
doi:10.1101/820969 fatcat:jvusrihl2nczze3sxrc7cxiypa

The implicit processing of categorical and dimensional strategies: an fMRI study of facial emotion perception

Yoshi-Taka Matsuda, Tomomi Fujimura, Kentaro Katahira, Masato Okada, Kenichi Ueno, Kang Cheng, Kazuo Okanoya
2013 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience  
The amygdala, insula and medial prefrontal cortex exhibited evidence of dimensional (linear) processing that correlated with physical changes in the emotional face stimuli.  ...  Activity in the right fusiform face area (FFA) increased in response to psychologically obvious emotions and decreased in response to ambiguous expressions, demonstrating the role of the FFA in categorical  ...  (e.g., the amygdala subregions).  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00551 pmid:24133426 pmcid:PMC3783839 fatcat:bnd5tstndjfblg7xmyab5hmdmy
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