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Botulinum toxin-induced facial muscle paralysis affects amygdala responses to the perception of emotional expressions: preliminary findings from an A-B-A design

Overview of attention for article published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, January 2014
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Title
Botulinum toxin-induced facial muscle paralysis affects amygdala responses to the perception of emotional expressions: preliminary findings from an A-B-A design
Published in
Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/2045-5380-4-11
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Authors

M Kim, Maital Neta, F Davis, Erika J Ruberry, Diana Dinescu, Todd F Heatherton, Mitchell A Stotland, Paul J Whalen

Abstract

It has long been suggested that feedback signals from facial muscles influence emotional experience. The recent surge in use of botulinum toxin (BTX) to induce temporary muscle paralysis offers a unique opportunity to directly test this "facial feedback hypothesis." Previous research shows that the lack of facial muscle feedback due to BTX-induced paralysis influences subjective reports of emotional experience, as well as brain activity associated with the imitation of emotional facial expressions. However, it remains to be seen whether facial muscle paralysis affects brain activity, especially the amygdala, which is known to be responsive to the perception of emotion in others. Further, it is unknown whether these neural changes are permanent or whether they revert to their original state after the effects of BTX have subsided. The present study sought to address these questions by using functional magnetic resonance imaging to measure neural responses to angry and happy facial expressions in the presence or absence of facial paralysis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Belgium 1 2%
Unknown 42 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 14%
Student > Master 6 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 12%
Other 5 12%
Other 11 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 23 53%
Unspecified 8 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 12%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Neuroscience 2 5%
Other 3 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. 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 20 June 2018.
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#1,488,642
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Outputs from Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders
#17
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#28,922
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Outputs of similar age from Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders
#4
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