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Cultural difference in neural mechanisms of self-recognition.

Abstract:

Self-construals are different between Western and East Asian cultures in that the Western self emphasizes self-focused attention more, whereas the East Asian self stresses the fundamental social connections between people more. To investigate whether such cultural difference in self-related processing extends to face recognition, we recorded event-related potentials from British and Chinese subjects while they judged head orientations of their own face or a familiar face in visual displays. F...

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10.1080/17470910802674825

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Social neuroscience
Volume:
4
Issue:
5
Pages:
402-411
Publication date:
2009
DOI:
EISSN:
1747-0927
ISSN:
1747-0919
URN:
uuid:db3e753d-2df2-4fb4-ac70-c8f586768c58
Source identifiers:
374708
Local pid:
pubs:374708

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