Cultural difference in neural mechanisms of self-recognition

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Authors: Sui, J., Liu, C.H. and Han, S.

Journal: Soc Neurosci

Volume: 4

Issue: 5

Pages: 402-411

eISSN: 1747-0927

DOI: 10.1080/17470910802674825

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. For the British, the own-face induced faster responses and a larger negative activity at 280-340 ms over the frontal-central area (N2) relative to the familiar face. In contrast, the Chinese showed weakened self-advantage in behavioral responses and reduced anterior N2 amplitude to the own-face compared with the familiar face. Our findings suggest that enhanced social salience of one's own face results in different neurocognitive processes of self-recognition in Western and Chinese cultures.

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Authors: Sui, J., Liu, C.H. and Han, S.

Journal: Social neuroscience

Volume: 4

Issue: 5

Pages: 402-411

eISSN: 1747-0927

DOI: 10.1080/17470910802674825

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. For the British, the own-face induced faster responses and a larger negative activity at 280-340 ms over the frontal-central area (N2) relative to the familiar face. In contrast, the Chinese showed weakened self-advantage in behavioral responses and reduced anterior N2 amplitude to the own-face compared with the familiar face. Our findings suggest that enhanced social salience of one's own face results in different neurocognitive processes of self-recognition in Western and Chinese cultures.

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Authors: Sui, J., Liu, C.H. and Han, S.

Journal: SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE

Volume: 4

Issue: 5

Pages: 402-411

ISSN: 1747-0919

DOI: 10.1080/17470910802674825

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Authors: Sui, J., Liu, C.H. and Han, S.

Journal: Social neuroscience

Volume: 4

Issue: 5

Pages: 402-411

eISSN: 1747-0927

ISSN: 1747-0919

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. For the British, the own-face induced faster responses and a larger negative activity at 280-340 ms over the frontal-central area (N2) relative to the familiar face. In contrast, the Chinese showed weakened self-advantage in behavioral responses and reduced anterior N2 amplitude to the own-face compared with the familiar face. Our findings suggest that enhanced social salience of one's own face results in different neurocognitive processes of self-recognition in Western and Chinese cultures.

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