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Posted: 1/20/2013 11:33:34 AM EDT
If found this interesting:
Though overt racism is fairly easy to spot, psychologists believe many people still harbor racist attitudes, especially racist stereotypes, even though they are tolerant in their daily life. A new way to spot hidden racism, which may even be subconscious, is to monitor the brain activity of an individual when they view images of white and black faces. Developed by a Swiss-American team, this methodology is imperfect but intriguing.
The methodology employed in the team's experiments involved monitoring of the subject''s brain's fusiform face area while they were shown images of various races. The results indicated that in individuals known to have stronger racial biases, the fusiform face area rendered and recalled the faces of blacks and whites in a way the emphasized the differences between the two races. Intriguingly, it can be concluded that to a certain extent, well entrenched racism directly affects brain function, which then perpetuates racist attitudes.
However, only individuals with strong racial biases showed detectable levels of differing brain activity when viewing black faces. Therefore, individuals that are subtly racist, or come from a racist culture but are attempting to overcome racism could not be detected with current technology.

Works Cited:
"Race Bias Decreases Similarities in the Brain's Representations of Faces." Race Bias Decreases Similarities in the Brain's Representations of Faces. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2013.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 11:37:03 AM EDT
So once again a mental disease is found to be a common trait of democrats.

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Link Posted: 1/20/2013 11:40:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sixnine:
So once again a mental disease is found to be a common trait of democrats.

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Lol
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 11:40:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 11:41:29 AM EDT by callgood]
A new way to spot hidden racism, which may even be subconscious, is to monitor the brain activity of an individual when they view images of white and black faces.




It's official.

I hates me some white people.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 11:44:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sixnine:
So once again a mental disease is found to be a common trait of democrats.

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Hahaha, that is exactly what I was thinking.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 11:49:19 AM EDT
Stereotypes are just a mental illness, they don't have any factual basis.
Who the fuck pays for these worthless studies and the jobs they create?
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 11:50:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 11:51:04 AM EDT by Polupharmakos]
There ya go. Turn in your guns, the fMRI says you're racist mentally ill.

ETA although I find it fascinating that survival traits are now mental illnesses. Does this mean that things that are 'natural' or that 'the way you're born' isn't automatically good and acceptable? Hmm.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 11:51:02 AM EDT
And just for the record, I loved lethal weapon with Mac in blackface so I cant be a raciest.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 11:56:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NilDesperandum:
If found this interesting:
Though overt racism is fairly easy to spot, psychologists believe many people still harbor racist attitudes, especially racist stereotypes, even though they are tolerant in their daily life. A new way to spot hidden racism, which may even be subconscious, is to monitor the brain activity of an individual when they view images of white and black faces. Developed by a Swiss-American team, this methodology is imperfect but intriguing.
The methodology employed in the team's experiments involved monitoring of the subject''s brain's fusiform face area while they were shown images of various races. The results indicated that in individuals known to have stronger racial biases, the fusiform face area rendered and recalled the faces of blacks and whites in a way the emphasized the differences between the two races. Intriguingly, it can be concluded that to a certain extent, well entrenched racism directly affects brain function, which then perpetuates racist attitudes.
However, only individuals with strong racial biases showed detectable levels of differing brain activity when viewing black faces. Therefore, individuals that are subtly racist, or come from a racist culture but are attempting to overcome racism could not be detected with current technology.

Works Cited:
"Race Bias Decreases Similarities in the Brain's Representations of Faces." Race Bias Decreases Similarities in the Brain's Representations of Faces. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2013.


Most important part of the passage. There are also conceptual and philosophic problems with the research, but that hasn't stopped psychologist from producing crappy research before.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 12:00:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Thrasymachus:
Originally Posted By NilDesperandum:
If found this interesting:
Though overt racism is fairly easy to spot, psychologists believe many people still harbor racist attitudes, especially racist stereotypes, even though they are tolerant in their daily life. A new way to spot hidden racism, which may even be subconscious, is to monitor the brain activity of an individual when they view images of white and black faces. Developed by a Swiss-American team, this methodology is imperfect but intriguing.
The methodology employed in the team's experiments involved monitoring of the subject''s brain's fusiform face area while they were shown images of various races. The results indicated that in individuals known to have stronger racial biases, the fusiform face area rendered and recalled the faces of blacks and whites in a way the emphasized the differences between the two races. Intriguingly, it can be concluded that to a certain extent, well entrenched racism directly affects brain function, which then perpetuates racist attitudes.
However, only individuals with strong racial biases showed detectable levels of differing brain activity when viewing black faces. Therefore, individuals that are subtly racist, or come from a racist culture but are attempting to overcome racism could not be detected with current technology.

Works Cited:
"Race Bias Decreases Similarities in the Brain's Representations of Faces." Race Bias Decreases Similarities in the Brain's Representations of Faces. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2013.


Most important part of the passage. There are also conceptual and philosophic problems with the research, but that hasn't stopped psychologist from producing crappy research before.


I don't know if that refers to their entire approach be flawed, or to it not being able to detect all racists.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 12:04:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 12:05:22 PM EDT by Thrasymachus]
Originally Posted By NilDesperandum:
Originally Posted By Thrasymachus:
Originally Posted By NilDesperandum:
If found this interesting:
snip

Works Cited:
"Race Bias Decreases Similarities in the Brain's Representations of Faces." Race Bias Decreases Similarities in the Brain's Representations of Faces. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2013.


Most important part of the passage. There are also conceptual and philosophic problems with the research, but that hasn't stopped psychologist from producing crappy research before.


I don't know if that refers to their entire approach be flawed, or to it not being able to detect all racists.


They are probably referring to it not being able to detect racists. They are ignoring the problems with the approach.

ETA: At least from the tidbit that is posted. I would curious if in their methodology section they covered that part, but I doubt it.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 12:28:44 PM EDT
However, only individuals with strong racial biases showed detectable levels of differing brain activity when viewing black faces.


So, they didn't test any black people to see their reaction to white faces?
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 12:30:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bloencustoms:
However, only individuals with strong racial biases showed detectable levels of differing brain activity when viewing black faces.


So, they didn't test any black people to see their reaction to white faces?


No, they did not. Only whites viewing blacks.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 12:37:10 PM EDT
The Swiss experts have a lot of experience with racism; or is it the cheese
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 12:59:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 1:30:07 PM EDT by Bitmap]
I seem to recall a University study some years ago that concluded that stereotypes more often than not were accurate and more often than not downplayed the characteristic that was stereotyped.

I'll spend a little time on google looking for it.

I wonder if the people who created that study had a mental illness.

ETA this isn't the study I was referring to but it looks like an interesting read.
Social Perception and Social Reality

ETA again: Here is another.
http://www.johnderbyshire.com/Opinions/HumanSciences/stereotypes.html
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 1:02:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bitmap:
I seem to recall a University study some years ago that concluded that stereotypes more often than not were accurate and more often than not downplayed the characteristic that was stereotyped.

I'll spend a little time on google looking for it.

I wonder if the people who created that study had a mental illness.


+1

Stereotyping is a valid survival adaptation - all animals who live in social groups are suspicious towards outsiders, even ants and bees.

The real illness is the moderninst/humanist fixation on denying the differences between people.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 1:17:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 1:24:26 PM EDT by coke]
Originally Posted By callgood:
A new way to spot hidden racism, which may even be subconscious, is to monitor the brain activity of an individual when they view images of white and black faces.


http://tmq2.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/dianne_feinstein.jpg?w=500

It's official.

I hates me some white people.

Since you brought the Di Fi.
http://www.qando.net/details.aspx?Entry=5914
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