Female Advantage in Automatic Change Detection of Facial Expressions During a Happy-Neutral Context: An ERP Study

  title={Female Advantage in Automatic Change Detection of Facial Expressions During a Happy-Neutral Context: An ERP Study},
  author={Qi Li and Shiyu Zhou and Ya Zheng and Xun Liu},
  journal={Frontiers in Human Neuroscience},
Sex differences in conscious emotional processing represent a well-known phenomenon. The present event-related potential (ERP) study examined sex differences in the automatic change detection of facial expressions, as indexed by the visual mismatch negativity (vMMN). As paid volunteers, 19 females and 19 males were presented peripherally with a passive emotional oddball sequence in a happy-neutral context and a fearful-neutral context while they performed a visual detection task in the center… 

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