Sorting Out Emotions
Full article at http://goo.gl/9Iasmm
Evaluating another person’s emotions based on facial expressions can sometimes be a complex task. As it turns out, this process isn’t so easy for the brain to sort out either.
The research is in PNAS
. (full access paywall) Research:
“Neurons in the human amygdala selective for perceived emotion” by Shuo Wang, Oana Tudusciuc, Adam N. Mamelak, Ian B. Ross, Ralph Adolphs, and Ueli Rutishauser in PNAS
The team was able to record the responses from single neurons using existing electrodes, indicated by the arrows in the MRI image, placed in the brains of patients who were being treated for epilepsy. Credit Ralph Adolphs / Caltech. #neuroimaging #psychology #emotion