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Masked Presentations of Emotional Facial Expressions Modulate Amygdala Activity without Explicit Knowledge
- P. Whalen, S. Rauch, N. Etcoff, S. McInerney, Michael B. Lee, M. Jenike
- Psychology, BiologyJournal of Neuroscience
- 1 January 1998
This study, using fMRI in conjunction with masked stimulus presentations, represents an initial step toward determining the role of the amygdala in nonconscious processing.
Response and Habituation of the Human Amygdala during Visual Processing of Facial Expression
Beautiful Faces Have Variable Reward Value fMRI and Behavioral Evidence
Categorical perception of facial expressions
Facial expression megamix: Tests of dimensional and category accounts of emotion recognition
Categorical and contextual bases of person memory and stereotyping.
In three studies, subjects observed slide and tape portrayals of interacting small groups that were of mixed sex or mixed race. Hypotheses tested were (a) that social perceivers encode person…
Categorical Perception of Morphed Facial Expressions
Using computer-generated line-drawings, Etcoff and Magee (1992) found evidence of categorical perception of facial expressions. We report four experiments that replicated and extended Etcoff and…
Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty
- N. Etcoff
What is beauty? Why are some people considered more beautiful than others? Written by a practising psychologist who has been researching the perception of human faces, this book offers a…
Cosmetics as a Feature of the Extended Human Phenotype: Modulation of the Perception of Biologically Important Facial Signals
The results provide evidence that judgments of facial trustworthiness and attractiveness are at least partially separable, and that beauty has a significant positive effect on judgment of competence, a universal dimension of social cognition, but has a more nuanced effect on the other universaldimension of social warmth.
Selective attention to facial identity and facial emotion
- N. Etcoff
- 31 December 1984