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The Interaction Between Gaze and Facial Expression in the Amygdala and Extended Amygdala is Modulated by Anxiety.

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Behavioral evidence indicates that angry faces are seen as more threatening, and elicit greater anxiety, when directed at the observer, whereas the influence of gaze on the processing of fearful faces is less consistent. Recent research has also found inconsistent effects of expression and gaze direction on the amygdala response to facial signals of threat. However, such studies have failed to consider the important influence of anxiety on the response to signals of threat; an influence that ...

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10.3389/fnhum.2010.00056

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Ewbank, MP More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
Calder, AJ More by this author
Publisher:
Frontiers Research Foundation
Journal:
Frontiers in human neuroscience
Volume:
4
Pages:
56
Publication date:
2010
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EISSN:
1662-5161
ISSN:
1662-5161
URN:
uuid:c8a602fb-75f4-4d73-ab15-c52ff595fb54
Source identifiers:
421284
Local pid:
pubs:421284

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