Anterior cingulate cortex involvement in subclinical social anxiety
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We demonstrated differential activation in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) between subjects with high and low social anxiety in response to angry versus neutral faces. Activation in the ACC distinguished between facial expressions in the low, but not the high, anxious group. The ACC's role in threat processing is discussed.
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Duval, E. R., Hale, L. R., Liberzon, I., Lepping, R., Powell, J. N., Filion, D. L., & Savage, C. R.