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Response of face-selective brain regions to trustworthiness and gender of faces (2012)
Journal Article
Mattavelli, G., Andrews, T. J., Asghar, A. U., Towler, J. R., & Young, A. W. (2012). Response of face-selective brain regions to trustworthiness and gender of faces. Neuropsychologia, 50(9), (2205-2211). doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.05.024. ISSN 0028-3932

Neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies have demonstrated a role for the amygdala in processing the perceived trustworthiness of faces, but it remains uncertain whether its responses are linear (with the greatest response to the least trustworthy... Read More

Acupuncture needling sensation: the neural correlates of deqi using fMRI (2009)
Journal Article
Asghar, A. U. R., Green, G., Lythgoe, M. F., Lewith, G., & MacPherson, H. (2010). Acupuncture needling sensation: the neural correlates of deqi using fMRI. Brain research, 1315, (111-118). doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2009.12.019. ISSN 0006-8993

The needling sensation of deqi is considered by most acupuncturists to be an important component of acupuncture, yet neuroimaging research that investigates this needle sensation has been limited. In this study we have investigated the effect of deqi... Read More

An amygdala response to fearful faces with covered eyes (2008)
Journal Article
Asghar, A. U., Chiu, Y. C., Hallam, G., Liu, S., Mole, H., Wright, H., & Young, A. W. (2008). An amygdala response to fearful faces with covered eyes. Neuropsychologia, 46(9), (2364-2370). doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.03.015. ISSN 0028-3932

Findings of amygdala responsiveness to the eye region of fearful faces raise the question of whether eye widening is the only facial cue involved. We used fMRI to investigate the differential amygdala response to fearful versus neutral stimuli for fa... Read More