Differential responses in the fusiform region to same-race and other-race faces

  title={Differential responses in the fusiform region to same-race and other-race faces},
  author={Alexandra J. Golby and John D. E. Gabrieli and Joan Y. Chiao and Jennifer L. Eberhardt},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
Many studies have shown that people remember faces of their own race better than faces of other races. We investigated the neural substrates of same-race memory superiority using functional MRI (fMRI). European-American (EA) and African-American (AA) males underwent fMRI while they viewed photographs of AA males, EA males and objects under intentional encoding conditions. Recognition memory was superior for same-race versus other-race faces. Individually defined areas in the fusiform region… 
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