Neural pattern similarity reveals the inherent intersection of social categories

Ryan M. Stolier, Jonathan Freeman

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Abstract

We provide evidence that neural representations of ostensibly unrelated social categories become bound together by their overlapping stereotype associations. While viewing faces, multi-voxel representations of gender, race, and emotion categories in the fusiform and orbitofrontal cortices were stereotypically biased and correlated with subjective perceptions. The findings suggest that social-conceptual knowledge can systematically alter the representational structure of social categories at multiple levels of cortical processing, reflecting bias in visual perceptions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNature Neuroscience
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StateAccepted/In press - May 2 2016

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Visual Perception
Prefrontal Cortex
Emotions

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Neural pattern similarity reveals the inherent intersection of social categories. / Stolier, Ryan M.; Freeman, Jonathan.

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