Recognition of facial emotions

facial expressionsIn this recently published paper (Calabrese P. et al, Eur Neurol. 2014 Feb 19;71(5-6):242-246) we present the history and the behavioral profile of 2 patients with brain abnormalities in the region of the left amygdaloidal complex. The findings of this study suggest that the dysfunction of the neural pathways related to the left amygdala has to occur at an early developmental stage to result in impaired emotional judgments of facial expressions. This is in line with the hypothesis that emotional information processing is based on a distributed neural network which, during ontogenesis, gradually expands from the amygdala and the amygdaloidal complex to further components of the limbic system.
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