Oxytocin modulates the racial bias in neural responses to others’ suffering

@article{Sheng2013OxytocinMT,
  title={Oxytocin modulates the racial bias in neural responses to others’ suffering},
  author={Feng Sheng and Y. Liu and Bin Zhou and Wen Zhou and Shihui Han},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={92},
  pages={380-386}
}
The intergroup relationship between a perceiver and a target person influences empathic neural responses to others' suffering, which are increased for racial in-group members compared to out-group members. The current study investigated whether oxytocin (OT), a neuropeptide that has been linked to empathic concern and in-group favoritism, contributes to the racial bias in empathic neural responses. Event-related brain potentials were recorded in Chinese male adults during race judgments on… Expand

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