TB4 Lecture 2; Social Cognition 1

The objectives of this lecture are;

  • Brain-mind correspondence (consistency and specificity)
  • Self reference
  • Perception of non-verbal cues e.g face, biological motion, eye gaze
  • Social categorisation e.g impression formation
  • Mirror neurons
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1. How does the consistency & specificty concept affect how we interpret fMRI studies?

  • The type of reasoning along the lines of "they love their iphone if insula activated after looking at iphone" is only correct if insula shows both high consistency and specificity to iphone
  • The type of reasoning along the lines of "they love their iphone if insula activated after looking at iphone" is only correct if insula shows neither high consistency and specificity to iphone
  • The type of reasoning along the lines of "they love their iphone if insula activated after looking at iphone" is only correct if insula shows high consistency and low specificity to iphone
  • The type of reasoning along the lines of "they love their iphone if insula activated after looking at iphone" is only correct if insula shows low consistency and high specificity to iphone
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2. What would be a good example of low consistency, high specificity?

  • The amygdala will always activate in response to fearful stimuli and also is activated by other emotions such as anger
  • The amygdala will not often activate in response to fearful stimuli and is also activated by lots of other emotions
  • The amygdala does not always respond to fearful stimuli, but it is only activated by them
  • The amygdala will always activate in response to fearful stimuli, and amygdala is specifically activated by fear and no other emotions

3. In biological motion, which brain area is activated by the movement of the eyes, mouth, hands and body?

  • Superior cingulate cortex
  • Superior temporal sulcus (STS)
  • Anterior cingulate cortex
  • Superior tempoparietal sulcus (STS)

4. In a single cell recording study, from which brain area did the eye-contact cell fire with mutual eye gaze? (Chimpanzees)

  • Superior temporal sulcus
  • Amygdala (distributed across the entire amygdala)
  • Right posterior superior temporal sulcus
  • Right temporoparietal junction

5. In a second experiment, what was the general conclusion made by Phelps et al (2000)?

  • Race did not find, with future research to have a correlation with attitude
  • Amygdala response is modifiable with experience
  • All americans are racist
  • Amygdala response not modifiable with experience

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