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Visual Cortex Response to Emotional Faces

Caption: The level of increased activity in left and right visual cortex (blue), while attending to emotional faces in a working memory task, predicted depressed patients' responsiveness to the experimental antidepressant scopolamine. View from the back of the brain shows fMRI data superimposed on anatomical MRI scan data.

Credit: Maura Furey, Ph.D., NIMH Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch

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