Differential Modulation of Effective Connectivity in the Right Hemisphere of the Brain's Extended Face Processing System by Fearful and Sad Facial Expressions.
Alec J Jamieson, Christopher G Davey, Ben J Harrison
eNeuro | Published : 2021
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..View full abstract