Peter B. Bryan

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Face attractiveness is a social characteristic that we often use to make first-pass judgments about the people around us. However, these judgments are highly influenced by our surrounding social world, and researchers still understand little about the mechanisms underlying these influences. In a series of 3 experiments, we use a novel sequential rating(More)
The parahippocampal place area (PPA) is one of several brain regions that respond more strongly to scenes than to non-scene items such as objects and faces. The mechanism underlying this scene-preferential response remains unclear. One possibility is that the PPA is tuned to low-level stimulus features that are found more often in scenes than in(More)
Neuroimaging studies have revealed strong selectivity for scenes in the parahippocampal place area (PPA). However, the mechanism of this selectivity remains unknown. One possibility is that scene-selectivity reflects tuning for particular low-level stimulus features characteristic of scenes but not other non-preferred categories. Supporting this view, Nasr(More)
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