The neural plasticity of other-race face recognition.

  title={The neural plasticity of other-race face recognition.},
  author={James W. Tanaka and Lara J. Pierce},
  journal={Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience},
  volume={9 1},
Although it is well established that people are better at recognizing own-race faces than at recognizing other-race faces, the neural mechanisms mediating this advantage are not well understood. In this study, Caucasian participants were trained to differentiate African American (or Hispanic) faces at the individual level (e.g., Joe, Bob) and to categorize Hispanic (or African American) faces at the basic level of race (e.g., Hispanic, African American). Behaviorally, subordinate-level… CONTINUE READING

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