Neural correlates of enhanced visual short-term memory for angry faces: an FMRI study

Margaret C Jackson, Claudia Wolf, Stephen J Johnston, Jane E Raymond, David E J Linden

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Abstract

Fluid and effective social communication requires that both face identity and emotional expression information are encoded and maintained in visual short-term memory (VSTM) to enable a coherent, ongoing picture of the world and its players. This appears to be of particular evolutionary importance when confronted with potentially threatening displays of emotion - previous research has shown better VSTM for angry versus happy or neutral face identities.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere3536
Number of pages10
JournalPloS ONE
Volume3
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2008

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