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For quick processing of emotional and non-emotional faces, the amygdala matters

07.08.2014

In a nutshell: Adds to an emerging theory that the amygdala, an almond-shaped bundle of neurons, is a “behavioural relevance detector,” that helps us sort out which human behaviours we should be paying attention to.

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For quick processing of emotional and non-emotional faces, the amygdala matters

Reference:
Garvert, M. M., Friston, K. J., Dolan, R. J., & Garrido, M. I. (2014). Subcortical amygdala pathways enable rapid face processing. Neuroimage, 102, 309-316.


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