Activation of the subthalamic region during emotional processing in Parkinson disease.
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the involvement of the human subthalamic nucleus (STN) region in the processing or transmission of emotional information. METHODS: Local field potentials (LFPs) were recorded from this region in 10 patients with Parkinson disease (PD) undergoing bilateral implantation of the STN for high-frequency stimulation. LFP recordings were made while patients viewed pleasant and unpleasant emotionally arousing and neutral pictures. RESULTS: A significant decrease (event-related ...Expand abstract
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