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    • Amygdala Response to Facial Expressions Reflects Emotional Learning 

      Hooker, Christine; Germine, Laura; Knight, Robert T.; D'Esposito, Mark (Society for Neuroscience, 2006)
      The functional role of the human amygdala in the evaluation of emotional facial expressions is unclear. Previous animal and human research shows that the amygdala participates in processing positive and negative reinforcement ...
    • Capturing Specific Abilities as a Window into Human Individuality: The Example of Face Recognition 

      Wilmer, Jeremy Bennet; Germine, Laura Thi; Chabris, Christopher; Chatterjee, Garga; Gerbasi, Margaret E; Nakayama, Ken (Taylor & Francis, 2012)
      Proper characterization of each individual's unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses requires good measures of diverse abilities. Here, we advocate combining our growing understanding of neural and cognitive mechanisms ...
    • Childhood Adversity Is Associated with Adult Theory of Mind and Social Affiliation, but Not Face Processing 

      Germine, Laura; Dunn, Erin C.; McLaughlin, Katie A.; Smoller, Jordan W. (Public Library of Science, 2015)
      People vary substantially in their ability to acquire and maintain social ties. Here, we use a combined epidemiological and individual differences approach to understand the childhood roots of adult social cognitive ...
    • Emotion Recognition and Psychosis-Proneness: Neural and Behavioral Perspectives 

      Germine, Laura Thi (2012-09-14)
      Schizophrenia is associated with deficits in social cognition and emotion processing, but it is not known how these deficits relate to other domains of neurocognition and whether they might contribute to psychosis development. ...
    • Face Emotion Recognition is Related to Individual Differences in Psychosis-proneness 

      Germine, Laura Thi; Hooker, Christine (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
      Background Deficits in face emotion recognition (FER) in schizophrenia are well documented, and have been proposed as a potential intermediate phenotype for schizophrenia liability. However, research on the relationship ...
    • Face recognition: a model specific ability 

      Wilmer, Jeremy B.; Germine, Laura T.; Nakayama, Ken (Frontiers Media S.A., 2014)
      In our everyday lives, we view it as a matter of course that different people are good at different things. It can be surprising, in this context, to learn that most of what is known about cognitive ability variation across ...
    • Gender Differences in Sustained Attentional Control Relate to Gender Inequality across Countries 

      Riley, Elizabeth; Okabe, Hidefusa; Germine, Laura; Wilmer, Jeremy; Esterman, Michael; DeGutis, Joseph (Public Library of Science, 2016)
      Sustained attentional control is critical for everyday tasks and success in school and employment. Understanding gender differences in sustained attentional control, and their potential sources, is an important goal of ...
    • Mentalizing About Emotion and its Relationship to Empathy 

      Hooker, Christine; Verosky, Sara C.; Germine, Laura; Knight, Robert T.; D'Esposito, Mark (Oxford University Press, 2008)
      Mentalizing involves the ability to predict someone elses behavior based on their belief state. More advanced mentalizing skills involve integrating knowledge about beliefs with knowledge about the emotional impact of those ...
    • Neural Activity During Social Signal Perception Correlates With Self-reported Empathy 

      Hooker, Christine; Verosky, Sara C.; Germine, Laura Thi; Knight, Robert T.; D'Esposito, Mark (Elsevier, 2010)
      Empathy is an important component of human relationships, yet the neural mechanisms that facilitate empathy are unclear. The broad construct of empathy incorporates both cognitive and affective components. Cognitive empathy ...