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dc.contributor.authorContreras, Juan Manuelen_US
dc.contributor.authorBanaji, Mahzarin R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Jason P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-01T02:24:30Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationContreras, Juan Manuel, Mahzarin R. Banaji, and Jason P. Mitchell. 2013. “Multivoxel Patterns in Fusiform Face Area Differentiate Faces by Sex and Race.” PLoS ONE 8 (7): e69684. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069684. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0069684.en
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11855784
dc.description.abstractAlthough prior research suggests that fusiform gyrus represents the sex and race of faces, it remains unclear whether fusiform face area (FFA)–the portion of fusiform gyrus that is functionally-defined by its preferential response to faces–contains such representations. Here, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate whether FFA represents faces by sex and race. Participants were scanned while they categorized the sex and race of unfamiliar Black men, Black women, White men, and White women. Multivariate pattern analysis revealed that multivoxel patterns in FFA–but not other face-selective brain regions, other category-selective brain regions, or early visual cortex–differentiated faces by sex and race. Specifically, patterns of voxel-based responses were more similar between individuals of the same sex than between men and women, and between individuals of the same race than between Black and White individuals. By showing that FFA represents the sex and race of faces, this research contributes to our emerging understanding of how the human brain perceives individuals from two fundamental social categories.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069684en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3729837/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.subjectBiologyen
dc.subjectNeuroscienceen
dc.subjectCognitive Neuroscienceen
dc.subjectCognitionen
dc.subjectNeuroimagingen
dc.subjectFmrien
dc.subjectSensory Systemsen
dc.subjectVisual Systemen
dc.subjectNeuroanatomyen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectMental Healthen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectExperimental Psychologyen
dc.subjectSocial Psychologyen
dc.subjectSocial and Behavioral Sciencesen
dc.subjectAnthropologyen
dc.subjectAnthropometryen
dc.subjectSociologyen
dc.subjectSocial Stratificationen
dc.subjectSocial Systemsen
dc.titleMultivoxel Patterns in Fusiform Face Area Differentiate Faces by Sex and Raceen
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalPLoS ONEen
dash.depositing.authorBanaji, Mahzarin R.en_US
dc.date.available2014-03-01T02:24:30Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0069684*
dash.contributor.affiliatedMitchell, Jason
dash.contributor.affiliatedBanaji, Mahzarin


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