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When seeing outweighs feeling: A role for prefrontal cortex in passive control of negative affect in blindsight

Abstract:

Affective neuroscience has been strongly influenced by the view that a 'feeling' is the perception of somatic changes and has consequently often neglected the neural mechanisms that underlie the integration of somatic and other information in affective experience. Here, we investigate affective processing by means of functional magnetic resonance imaging in nine cortically blind patients. In these patients, unilateral postgeniculate lesions prevent primary cortical visual processing in part o...

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10.1093/brain/awp212

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Journal:
Brain
Volume:
132
Issue:
11
Pages:
3021-3031
Publication date:
2009-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-2156
ISSN:
0006-8950
URN:
uuid:022959b3-d30b-4789-a4e6-b168588eb3b0
Source identifiers:
243515
Local pid:
pubs:243515

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