Journal article

Differential Modulation of Effective Connectivity in the Brain's Extended Face Processing System by Fearful and Sad Facial Expressions

Alec J Jamieson, Christopher G Davey, Ben J Harrison

ENEURO | SOC NEUROSCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

The processing of emotional facial expressions is underpinned by the integration of information from a distributed network of brain regions. Despite investigations into how different emotional expressions alter the functional relationships within this network, there remains limited research examining which regions drive these interactions. This study investigated effective connectivity during the processing of sad and fearful facial expressions to better understand how these stimuli differentially modulate emotional face processing circuitry. Ninety-eight healthy human adolescents and young adults, aged between 15 and 25 years, underwent an implicit emotional face processing fMRI task. Using..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Project Grant 1064643 (to B.J.H.). A.J.J. was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. B.J.H. was supported by the NHMRC Career Development Fellowship 1124472. C.G.D. was supported by the NHMRC Career Development Fellowship 1061757.