An fMRI investigation of race-related amygdala activity in African-American and Caucasian-American individuals.

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Journal Article

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to examine the nature of amygdala sensitivity to race. Both African-American and Caucasian-American individuals showed greater amygdala activity to African-American targets than to Caucasian-American targets, suggesting that race-related amygdala activity may result from cultural learning rather than from the novelty of other races. Additionally, verbal encoding of African-American targets produced significantly less amygdala activity than perceptual encoding of African-American targets.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lieberman, MD; Hariri, A; Jarcho, JM; Eisenberger, NI; Bookheimer, SY

Published Date

  • June 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 720 - 722

PubMed ID

  • 15880106

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15880106

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-1726

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1097-6256

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nn1465

Language

  • eng