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Figure 3

From: Acute alcohol administration dampens central extended amygdala reactivity

Figure 3

The impact of acute alcohol administration on the two major divisions of the EAc. Barplot depicts mean regression coefficients associated with the emotional-faces/places task for the anatomically defined Ce and BST ROIs for each group. The Ce was significantly more reactive to emotional faces, relative to the BST (p < 0.001). On average, subjects randomly assigned to the alcohol group showed significantly less reactivity to emotional faces, relative to those in the placebo group (p = 0.05; equivalent to testing the Stimulus × Treatment interaction). The Treatment × Region interaction was not significant (p = 0.88), suggesting that the Ce and BST are similarly sensitive to acute alcohol dampening. Error bars indicate the standard error of the mean. Abbreviations—EAc, central extended amygdala; ROI, region of interest.