Performance on Indirect Measures of Race Evaluation Predicts Amygdala Activation

@article{Phelps2000PerformanceOI,
  title={Performance on Indirect Measures of Race Evaluation Predicts Amygdala Activation},
  author={E. Phelps and K. O’Connor and W. Cunningham and E. S. Funayama and J. Gatenby and J. Gore and M. Banaji},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={12},
  pages={729-738}
}
We used fMRI to explore the neural substrates involved in the unconscious evaluation of Black and White social groups. Specifically, we focused on the amygdala, a subcortical structure known to play a role in emotional learning and evaluation. In Experiment 1, White American subjects observed faces of unfamiliar Black and White males. The strength of amygdala activation to Black-versus-White faces was correlated with two indirect (unconscious) measures of race evaluation (Implicit Association… Expand
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