Anterior cingulate cortex involvement in subclinical social anxiety

Elizabeth R. Duval, Lisa R. Hale, Israel Liberzon, Rebecca Lepping, Joshua N. Powell, Diane L. Filion, Cary R. Savage

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-461
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research - Neuroimaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 30 2013


  • Backward masking
  • FMRI
  • Faces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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