- Masked presentations of emotional facial expressions modulate amygdala activity without explicit knowledge
P J Whalen
Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Group and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Neurosci 18:411-8. 1998
..This study, using fMRI in conjunction with masked stimulus presentations, represents an initial step toward determining the role of the amygdala in nonconscious processing...
- Selectively reduced regional cortical volumes in post-traumatic stress disorder
Scott L Rauch
Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 13th St, Bldg 149, CNY 9, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
Neuroreport 14:913-6. 2003
..These results are consistent with contemporary schemes regarding functional and structural dissection of frontal cortex, and suggest specific regional cortical pathology in PTSD...
- A preliminary morphometric magnetic resonance imaging study of regional brain volumes in body dysmorphic disorder
Scott L Rauch
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Building 149, 139th Street, 9th Floor, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
Psychiatry Res 122:13-9. 2003
..the comparison group. Findings with respect to the caudate nucleus are consistent with both the conceptualization of BDD as an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder, and the 'striatal topography model' of obsessive-compulsive disorders...
- The counting Stroop: a cognitive interference task
Psychiatric Neuroscience Division, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Nat Protoc 1:230-3. 2006
- Brain habituation during repeated exposure to fearful and neutral faces: a functional MRI study
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02129, USA
Brain Res Bull 59:387-92. 2003
..These results indicate that brain regions involved in novelty detection and memory processing habituate at similar rates regardless of whether the face in focus displays an aversive emotional expression or not...
- Dorsal anterior cingulate function in posttraumatic stress disorder
Lisa M Shin
Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
J Trauma Stress 20:701-12. 2007
- The emotional counting Stroop: a task for assessing emotional interference during brain imaging
Paul J Whalen
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, 6207 Moore Hall, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA
Nat Protoc 1:293-6. 2006
..The protocol described here employs neutral words and emotional words that include general-negative words, as well as words specific to combat-related trauma. However, this protocol is amenable to any emotional word lists...
- Dissociable medial temporal lobe contributions to social memory
Leah H Somerville
Dartmouth Collegen, NH 03755, USA
J Cogn Neurosci 18:1253-65. 2006
- A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex responses to overtly presented fearful faces in posttraumatic stress disorder
Lisa M Shin
Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, Mass, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:273-81. 2005
..Previous functional neuroimaging studies have demonstrated exaggerated amygdala responses and diminished medial prefrontal cortex responses during the symptomatic state in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
- Contextual modulation of amygdala responsivity to surprised faces
University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53705, USA
J Cogn Neurosci 16:1730-45. 2004
..Connectivity analyses identified candidate cortical-subcortical systems subserving this modulation...
- Inverse amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex responses to surprised faces
W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, 53705, USA
Neuroreport 14:2317-22. 2003
- Are attractive people rewarding? Sex differences in the neural substrates of facial attractiveness
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College, USA
J Cogn Neurosci 20:941-51. 2008
..However, further analysis also revealed sex differences in the recruitment of OFC, which distinguished attractive and unattractive faces only for male participants...