Faces and races in the brain

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Humans are better at recognizing individuals of their own race than of other races. Golby et al. now show that same-race faces elicit more activity in brain regions linked to face recognition.

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Figure 1: Two example face images similar to those used in the Golby et al. study.

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Phelps, E. Faces and races in the brain. Nat Neurosci 4, 775–776 (2001) doi:10.1038/90467

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