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A face versus non-face context influences amygdala responses to masked fearful eye whites

Overview of attention for article published in Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, August 2016
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Title
A face versus non-face context influences amygdala responses to masked fearful eye whites
Published in
Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, August 2016
DOI 10.1093/scan/nsw110
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M. Justin Kim, Kimberly M. Solomon, Maital Neta, F. Caroline Davis, Jonathan A. Oler, Emily C. Mazzulla, Paul J. Whalen

Abstract

The structure of the mask stimulus is crucial in backward masking studies and we recently demonstrated such an effect when masking faces. Specifically, we showed that activity of the amygdala is increased to fearful facial expressions masked with neutral faces and decreased to fearful expressions masked with a pattern mask - but critically both masked conditions discriminated fearful expressions from happy expressions. Given this finding, we sought to test whether masked fearful eye whites would produce a similar profile of amygdala response in a face vs. non-face context. During functional magnetic resonance imaging scanning sessions, 30 participants viewed fearful or happy eye whites masked with either neutral faces or pattern images. Results indicated amygdala activity was increased to fearful vs. happy eye whites in the face mask condition, but decreased to fearful vs. happy eye whites in the pattern mask condition - effectively replicating and expanding our previous report. Our data support the idea that the amygdala is responsive to fearful eye whites, but that the nature of this activity observed in a backward masking design depends on the mask stimulus.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 17%
Student > Bachelor 3 17%
Researcher 3 17%
Student > Master 2 11%
Unspecified 2 11%
Other 5 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 8 44%
Unspecified 4 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 11%
Neuroscience 2 11%
Sports and Recreations 1 6%
Other 1 6%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 December 2016.
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#2,982,633
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#685
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#76,095
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