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The human amygdala is sensitive to the valence of pictures and sounds irrespective of arousal: an fMRI study.

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With the advent of studies showing that amygdala responses are not limited to fear-related or highly unpleasant stimuli, studies began to focus on stimulus valence and stimulus-related arousal as predictors of amygdala activity. Recent studies in the chemosensory domain found amygdala activity to increase with the intensity of negative and positive chemosensory stimuli. This has led to the proposal that amygdala activity might be an indicator of emotional arousal, at least in the chemosensory...

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10.1093/scan/nsn017

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Author
Journal:
Social cognitive and affective neuroscience More from this journal
Volume:
3
Issue:
3
Pages:
233-243
Publication date:
2008-09-01
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EISSN:
1749-5024
ISSN:
1749-5016
Language:
English
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pubs:241303
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uuid:2326f2cd-3ebe-48e8-8a60-52704444e890
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pubs:241303
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241303
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2012-12-19

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