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    • Amygdala Response to Facial Expressions Reflects Emotional Learning 

      Hooker, Christine; Germine, Laura; Knight, Robert T.; D'Esposito, Mark (Society for Neuroscience, 2006)
      The functional role of the human amygdala in the evaluation of emotional facial expressions is unclear. Previous animal and human research shows that the amygdala participates in processing positive and negative reinforcement ...
    • The Influence of Personality on Neural Mechanisms of Observational Fear and Reward Learning 

      Hooker, Christine; D'Esposito, Mark; Knight, Robert T.; Miyakawa, Asako; Verosky, Sara C. (Elsevier, 2008)
      Fear and reward learning can occur through direct experience or observation. Both channels can enhance survival or create maladaptive behavior. We used fMRI to isolate neural mechanisms of observational fear and reward ...
    • Mentalizing About Emotion and its Relationship to Empathy 

      Hooker, Christine; Verosky, Sara C.; Germine, Laura; Knight, Robert T.; D'Esposito, Mark (Oxford University Press, 2008)
      Mentalizing involves the ability to predict someone elses behavior based on their belief state. More advanced mentalizing skills involve integrating knowledge about beliefs with knowledge about the emotional impact of those ...