Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

Eyes, amygdala, and other models of face processing: Questions for the SIMS model

Bhismadev Chakrabartia1

a1 School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG 6 6AL, United Kingdom.


This commentary raises general questions about the parsimony and generalizability of the SIMS model, before interrogating the specific roles that the amygdala and eye contact play in it. Additionally, this situates the SIMS model alongside another model of facial expression processing, with a view to incorporating individual differences in emotion perception.

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