Neurobiological Correlates of Social Conformity and Independence During Mental Rotation

  title={Neurobiological Correlates of Social Conformity and Independence During Mental Rotation},
  author={G. Berns and Jonathan Chappelow and C. Zink and G. Pagnoni and J. Richards},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  • G. Berns, Jonathan Chappelow, +2 authors J. Richards
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • BACKGROUND When individual judgment conflicts with a group, the individual will often conform his judgment to that of the group. Conformity might arise at an executive level of decision making, or it might arise because the social setting alters the individual's perception of the world. METHODS We used functional magnetic resonance imaging and a task of mental rotation in the context of peer pressure to investigate the neural basis of individualistic and conforming behavior in the face of… CONTINUE READING
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