Neural correlates of automatic beliefs about gender and race.

@article{Knutson2007NeuralCO,
  title={Neural correlates of automatic beliefs about gender and race.},
  author={Kristine M. Knutson and Linda Mah and Charlotte F Manly and Jordan Grafman},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={915-30}
}
Functional MRI was used to identify the brain areas underlying automatic beliefs about gender and race, and suppression of those attitudes. Participants (n = 20; 7 females) were scanned at 3 tesla while performing the Implicit Association Test (IAT), an indirect measure of race and gender bias. We hypothesized that ventromedial prefrontal cortex areas (PFC) would mediate gender and racial stereotypic attitudes, and suppression of these beliefs would recruit dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC… CONTINUE READING