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The voices of wrath: brain responses to angry prosody in meaningless speech

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Seghier, M. L.
Published in Nature Neuroscience. 2005, vol. 8, no. 2, p. 145-146
Abstract We report two functional magnetic resonance imaging experiments showing enhanced responses in human middle superior temporal sulcus for angry relative to neutral prosody. This emotional enhancement was voice specific, unrelated to isolated acoustic amplitude or frequency cues in angry prosody, and distinct from any concomitant task-related attentional modulation. Attention and emotion seem to have separate effects on stimulus processing, reflecting a fundamental principle of human brain organization shared by voice and face perception.
Keywords Acoustic Stimulation/methodsAnalysis of VarianceAnger/ physiologyAttention/ physiologyBrain MappingFacial ExpressionFunctional LateralityHumansLinguisticsMagnetic Resonance Imaging/methodsOxygen/bloodSpace Perception/physiologySpeech AcousticsTemporal Lobe/anatomy & histology/blood supply/ physiologyVoice/ physiology
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