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. 3 patients with amygdala damage rated people on their trustworthiness. What was found?

  • They rated untrustworthy faces as more trustworthy and a normal response for trustworthy faces
  • They rated both untrustworthy and trustworthy faces as untrustworthy
  • They rated both untrustworthy and trustworthy faces as trustworthy
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2. In a study by Oosterhof & Todorov (2008) which face features elicited more pp responses of 'untrustworthiness'?

  • Smaller eyes, with thinner asymmetrical face shapes
  • 'Babylike' faces, larger eyes andsymmetrical features

3. What are the two types of prosopagnosia? (face blindness)

  • Acquired prosopagnosia and developmental prosopagnosia
  • Acquired prosopagnosia and medical prosopagnosia
  • Medical prosopagnosia and congenital prosopagnosia
  • Congenital prosopagnosia and developmental prosopagnosia

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

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

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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