- The role of the amygdala in emotional processing: a quantitative meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, 6875 LaSalle Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4H 1R3
Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:811-30. 2008
..Taken together, results from this meta-analysis shed new light on several of the models proposed in the literature regarding the neural basis of emotional processing...
- Modulation of spatial attention by fear-conditioned stimuli: an event-related fMRI study
Jorge L Armony
Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology, Institute of Neurology, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
Neuropsychologia 40:817-26. 2002
- Amygdala responses to unattended fearful faces: Interaction between sex and trait anxiety
Erin W Dickie
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Psychiatry Res 162:51-7. 2008
..This observed interaction between sex and individual differences in trait anxiety at the level of the brain may have clinical implications for a better understanding of the higher incidence of anxiety disorders in women than men...
- Own-sex effects in emotional memory for faces
Jorge L Armony
Douglas Hospital Research Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Neurosci Lett 426:1-5. 2007
..These results confirm the existence of sex differences in amygdala lateralization in emotional memory but also demonstrate a subtle relationship between the observer and the stimulus in this process...
- Amygdala responses to nonlinguistic emotional vocalizations
Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Montreal, and Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Canada
Neuroimage 36:480-7. 2007
..Importantly, this amygdala response was observed for both positive and negative emotional vocalizations...
- A process-specific functional dissociation of the amygdala in emotional memory
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Cogn Neurosci 18:1359-67. 2006
..Thus, this study demonstrates a hemispheric dissociation of amygdala involvement in different stages of emotional memory in humans...
- The influence of trait anxiety on autonomic response and cognitive performance during an anticipatory anxiety task
Douglas Hospital Research Centre and Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Depress Anxiety 23:210-9. 2006
..Our results reveal an interesting dissociation between the effects of individual differences in trait anxiety on autonomic activity and cognitive performance during an anticipatory anxiety task...
- Amygdala response in patients with acute PTSD to masked and unmasked emotional facial expressions
Jorge L Armony
Douglas Hospital Research Centre, McGill University, 6875 LaSalle Blvd, F B C Pavilion, Verdun, Quebec H4H 1R3, Canada
Am J Psychiatry 162:1961-3. 2005
..This study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate amygdala response in patients with acute posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to emotional expressions...
- Distant influences of amygdala lesion on visual cortical activation during emotional face processing
Laboratory for Neurology and Imaging of Cognition, Department of Neurology and Neurosciences, Centre Medical Universitaire, University of Geneva, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
Nat Neurosci 7:1271-8. 2004
..Our data show that combining the fMRI and lesion approaches can help reveal the source of functional modulatory influences between distant but interconnected brain regions...
- Distinct spatial frequency sensitivities for processing faces and emotional expressions
Laboratory for Neurology and Imaging of Cognition, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Geneva Medical Center, 1 Michel Servet, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Nat Neurosci 6:624-31. 2003
..An activation of pulvinar and superior colliculus by fearful expressions occurred specifically with low-frequency faces, suggesting that these subcortical pathways may provide coarse fear-related inputs to the amygdala...
- An fMRI investigation of memory encoding in PTSD: influence of symptom severity
Erin W Dickie
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Canada
Neuropsychologia 46:1522-31. 2008
..These results confirm the roles of the vmPFC and the amygdala in PTSD and highlight the importance of taking into account individual differences when assessing the behavioural and neural correlates of the disorder...