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Nat Neurosci. 2001 Jan;4(1):17-8.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation of medial-frontal cortex impairs the processing of angry facial expressions.

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MRC Human Movement and Balance Unit, Institute of Neurology, 8-11 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK. catherine.harmer@psych.ox.ac.uk

Abstract

Growing evidence suggests that the recognition of different emotional states involves at least partly separable neural circuits. Here we assessed the discrimination of both anger and happiness in healthy subjects receiving transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) over the medial-frontal cortex or over a control site (mid-line parietal cortex). We found that TMS over the medial-frontal cortex impairs the processing of angry, but not happy, facial expressions of emotion.

PMID:
11135640
DOI:
10.1038/82854
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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