BRAIN RESPONSES TO ANGRY PROSODY
Attention and emotion seem to have separate effects on stimulus processing, reflecting a fundamental principle of human brain organization shared by voice and face perception. Didier Grandjean et al. (The voices of wrath: brain responses to angry prosody in meaningless speech. Nature Neuroscience 8, 145-146, 2005) report two functional magnetic resonance imaging experiments showing enhanced responses in human middle superior temporal sulcus for angry relative to neutral prosody, and distinct from any concomitant task-related attentional modulation.