Here is the abstract of that review:
A subcortical pathway through the superior colliculus and pulvinar to the amygdala is commonly assumed to mediate the non-conscious processing of affective visual stimuli. We review anatomical and physiological data that argue against the notion that such a pathway plays a prominent part in processing affective visual stimuli in humans. Instead, we propose that the primary role of the amygdala in visual processing, like that of the pulvinar, is to coordinate the function of cortical networks during evaluation of the biological significance of affective visual stimuli. Under this revised framework, the cortex has a more important role in emotion processing than is traditionally assumed.This review has triggered extensive commentary, and I wanted to pass on to those MindBlog readers who are into brain and emotion details PDFs of two letters outlining the issues, the critique from de Gelder et al., and the convincing and balanced (to me) response from Pessoa and Adolphs.
Thanks so much for posting, very interesting.. however the link to the original PDF for the publication appears to be broken, would you be able to re-post the link. I am interested in reading their publication. Thanks!ReplyDelete
sorry, I fixed the linkReplyDelete
No, the link in "response from Pessoa and Adolphs" is still broken -- a bad link.ReplyDelete
the last link returns this:ReplyDelete
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I don't know what is happening, an identical link for the other letter works. So, I've done a workaround which gives you the html of the response from Pessoa and Adolphs.ReplyDelete