Playing tracks by
Curtis Mayfield, Lloyd and Kassav.
Thursday March 13, 2014
Are you a white male or a male who is white?
Are you a black female or a female that is black?
Are you a white woman or a woman who is white?
Are you a white black man or a man who is black?
The Harvard study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, used real-time brain scans to pinpoint the region in which patterns of neural activity change when people look at black and white faces, and at male and female faces.
“We found that a brain region called the fusiform face area, or the FFA for short, seems to play a key role in differentiating faces along these two dimensions,” said Harvard Ph.D. Juan Manuel Contreras, the study’s first author.
“When we studied the patterns of activation in this region, we found they were different for black and white faces, and for female and male faces.”