Psychobiology of memory and emotion; Emotional Facial Expressions (L7)

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What effect does amygdala damage have on emotional perception?
Impairs recognition of emotional faces, activation of amygdala by fearful faces
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Patient SM had damage to the amygdala which impaired...
Recognition of emotional faces
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Which syndrome can be replicated by lesions to the amygdala?
Kluver-Bucy syndrome
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What is the left hemisphere activated by?
Positive emotions
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What does damage to the left hemisphere sometimes result in?
Depression and overly catastrophic and weepy about injuries
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Damage to the right hemisphere results in...
Fewer negative emotions
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Which hemisphere is specialised for non-conscious emotional face perception?
The right hemisphere
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What do monkeys show about laterality of emotional facial expressions?
The left side of the monkeys face is quicker to express aggression than the right
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Damage to the region of motor cortex lead to what condition...
Volitional facial paresis
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Volitional facial paresis is...
Where a person can express genuine emotions but not fake
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Emotional facial paresis is caused by.... and results in ....
Damage to specific region of the PFC or thalamic region between PFC and hindbrain regions, a person can express fake emotions but not genuine emotions
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What does Ekman and Friesen (1971) prove about cross-cultural generality?
Production and recognition of facial expressions by people living in remote parts of New Guinea was the same as for Western cultures
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What does Izard (1971) prove about facial expressions by young children?
Blind children exhibit similar facial expressions to those of sighted children
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What is a weakness for biological facial expression theory?
Easterners look more at the eyes westerners look more at the whol face
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