Conscious and unconscious face recognition is improved by high-frequency rTMS on pre-motor cortex

Michela Balconi, Adriana Bortolotti

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Abstract

Simulation process and mirroring mechanism appear to be necessary to the recognition of emotional facial expressions. Prefrontal areas were found to support this simulation mechanism. The present research analyzed the role of premotor area in processing emotional faces with different valence (positive vs. negative faces), considering both conscious and unconscious pathways. High-frequency rTMS (10 Hz) stimulation was applied to prefrontal area to induce an activation response when overt (conscious) and covert (unconscious) processing was implicated. Twenty-two subjects were asked to detect emotion/no emotion (anger, fear, happiness, neutral). Error rates (ERs) and response times (RTs) were considered in response to the experimental conditions. ERs and RTs decreased in case of premotor brain activation, specifically in response to fear, for both conscious and unconscious condition. The present results highlight the role of the premotor system for facial expression processing, supporting the existence of two analogous mechanisms for conscious and unconscious condition
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteProceedings of the 4th Meeting of the ESN, 28th Meeting of the GNP
Pagine102
Numero di pagine1
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013
Evento4th Meeting of the ESN, 28th Meeting of the GNP - Berlino
Durata: 12 set 201314 set 2013

Convegno

Convegno4th Meeting of the ESN, 28th Meeting of the GNP
CittàBerlino
Periodo12/9/1314/9/13

Keywords

  • Consciousness
  • Face recognition
  • Premotor cortex
  • rTMS

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