Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience: Amygdala and Race

MIT Press Journals - Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience - Abstract: Neuroimaging research in adults has consistently found that differential perception of race is associated with increased amygdala activity...Results suggest that differential amygdala response to African American faces does not emerge until adolescence, reflecting the increasing salience of race across development. In addition, greater peer diversity was associated with attenuated amygdala response to African American faces...

(emphasis mine)

Again with the amygdala.