Brain Responses to Biological Relevance

  title={Brain Responses to Biological Relevance},
  author={Christine M. Tipper and Todd C. Handy and Barry Giesbrecht and Alan Kingstone},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
This study examines whether orienting attention to biologically based social cues engages neural mechanisms distinct from those engaged by orienting to nonbiologically based nonsocial cues. Participants viewed a perceptually ambiguous stimulus presented centrally while performing a target detection task. By having participants alternate between viewing this stimulus as an eye in profile or an arrowhead, we were able to directly compare the neural mechanisms of attentional orienting to social… CONTINUE READING


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