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Human Amygdala Responsivity to Masked Fearful Eye Whites

Science  17 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5704, pp. 2061
DOI: 10.1126/science.1103617

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Abstract

The amygdala was more responsive to fearful (larger) eye whites than to happy (smaller) eye whites presented in a masking paradigm that mitigated subjects' awareness of their presence and aberrant nature. These data demonstrate that the amygdala is responsive to elements of biologically relevant configural stimuli.

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