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Ready for action: a role for the human midbrain in responding to infant vocalizations.

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Infant vocalizations are among the most biologically salient sounds in the environment and can draw the listener to the infant rapidly in both times of distress and joy. A region of the midbrain, the periaqueductal gray (PAG), has long been implicated in the control of urgent, survival-related behaviours. To test for PAG involvement in the processing of infant vocalizations, we recorded local field potentials from macroelectrodes implanted in this region in four adults who had undergone deep ...

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10.1093/scan/nst076

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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Social cognitive and affective neuroscience
Volume:
9
Issue:
7
Pages:
977-984
Publication date:
2014-07-05
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EISSN:
1749-5024
ISSN:
1749-5016
URN:
uuid:239dee31-347f-4e45-82ed-fea84ed38cbe
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402002
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pubs:402002

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