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. Define social categorisation

  • Biological characteristics of the social category in which you belong e.g gender identity
  • Biological characteristics of the racial category you are in
  • Automatically forming an impression based on face and social category (e.g race, gender), influenced by prejudice and stereotypes
  • The social category to which you belong, e.g race, class, wealth
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2. 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

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

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

4. In Haxby's (2000) core and extended neural models for facial processing, where does the core system start?

  • The auditory cortex
  • The visual cortex (Inferior occipital gyri, superior temporal sulcus, lateral fusiform gyrus)
  • The interparietal sulcus
  • The visual cortex (superior occipital gyri, anterior temporal sulcus, lateral fusiform gyrus)

5. What did the original fMRI study by Phelps et al (2000) show?

  • Pps who showed more prejudicial attitudes to black people showed larger amygdala activation for black rather than white faces. No correlation with self report attitude.
  • Pps who showed more prejudicial attitudes to black people showed larger amygdala activation for white rather than black faces. No correlation with self report attitude.
  • Pps who showed more prejudicial attitudes to black people showed larger amygdala activation for white rather than black faces. Linear correlation with self report attitude.
  • Pps who showed more prejudicial attitudes to black people showed larger amygdala activation for black rather than white faces. Linear correlation with self report attitude.

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