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. 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
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2. 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 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)
  • They only fire when you watch someone performing an action that you know how to perform

3. What is self-reflective thought?

  • The ability to have a distinction between the self and other resulting in the ability to perceive oneself as an object
  • Being able to pass the mark test by learning that it is not another person in the mirror
  • The ability to recognise somatic sensations as your own and not of the Other

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

  • 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
  • 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

5. 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

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