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. Why are "people love their iphone if x is activated" fMRI studies problematic?

  • Most brain regions are not functionally specific, many areas are functionally heterogeneous
  • Most brain regions are not functionally consistent, many areas are functionally heterogeneous in their consistency
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2. What was the effect of subliminally presenting faces to the amygdala?

  • Amygdala codes salience or motivational relevance of stimulus regardless of individual awareness
  • Amygdala codes salience but not motivational relevance of stimulus regardless of individual awareness
  • Amygdala codes neither salience nor motivational relevance of stimulus regardless of individual awareness

3. What would be a good example of high consistency, low specificity?

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

4. What is the best desription of a mirror neurons role of action?

  • They are found most likely in premotor regions such as premotor cortex and middle temporal gyrus
  • They only fire when you watch someone performing an action that you know how to perform
  • They fire both when you perform an action and watch someone else performing the same action (more robust when goal directed)
  • They only fire when you perform an action someone has taught you for the first time (more robust if goal directed)

5. When amygdala activity was recorded in response to unfamiliar white faces (neutral expression), what was found?

  • The amygdala only activated to fearful subsets of the faces
  • An S shaped activation pattern, with most subtle differences in untrustworthy faces detected.
  • A U shaped activation pattern, with most subtle differences in untrustworthy faces detected.
  • The amygdala always activated

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