Social groups that elicit disgust are differentially processed in mPFC.

  title={Social groups that elicit disgust are differentially processed in mPFC.},
  author={Lasana T. Harris and Susan T. Fiske},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  volume={2 1},
Social neuroscience suggests medial pre-frontal cortex (mPFC) as necessary for social cognition. However, the mPFC activates less to members of extreme outgroups that elicit disgust, an emotion directed toward both people and objects. This study aimed to counteract that effect. Participants made either superficial categorical age estimations or individuating food-preference judgments about people, while fMRI recorded neural activity. Besides replicating the reduced mPFC activity to extreme… CONTINUE READING
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