In any event, "insufficient attention has been paid toward elucidating the neurobiological basis of social anxiety," Dennis Charney, M.D., head of the National Institute of Mental Health’s Mood and Anxiety Disorders Research Program, wrote in an accompanying editorial. "In this context, the paper by Bruder and colleagues. . .is welcome. . . . Their speculation that the deficit in the left-hemisphere processing of verbal stimuli may have clinical relevance to the anxiety experienced in social situations. . . deserves further study."