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Maternal face processing in Mosuo preschool children
Dai, Junqiang1; Zhai, Hongchang1; Wu, Haiyan3; Yang, Suyong4; Cacioppo, John T.5; Cacioppo, Stephanie6; Luo, Yue-Jia2
AbstractInstinctively responding to maternal face is an evolutionary function of enhancing survival and development. However, because of the confounding nature of familiarity, little is known concerning the neural mechanism involved in maternal face recognition. We had a rare opportunity to examine Mosuo preschool children who were raised in a matrilineal society in which mothers and aunts represent equally familiar faces to the children. The participants were exposed to photographs of their mother's face, aunt's face, and an unfamiliar female's faces during electroencephalography (EEG) recording. The EEG results showed that the mother's face elicited a more negative N1 component, a larger left N170 component, and a larger P300 component; both the mother's and aunt's faces elicited a larger right N170 component. These results suggest that the emotional attachment between mother and child has neural ramifications across three successive face processing stages that are distinguished from the neural effects of facial familiarity. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
KeywordMother-child bond Face processing Familiarity Event-related potentials Electrical neuroimaging Love
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Affiliation1.Guangzhou Univ, Educ Coll, Guangzhou, Guangdong, Peoples R China
2.Shenzhen Univ, Inst Affect & Social Neurosci, Shenzhen 518060, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Behav Sci, Beijing 100864, Peoples R China
4.Shanghai Univ Sport, Minist Educ, Key Lab Exercise & Hlth Sci, Shanghai, Peoples R China
5.Univ Chicago, Ctr Cognit & Social Neurosci, Chicago, IL 60637 USA
6.Univ Chicago, High Performance Elect NeuroImaging Lab, Chicago, IL 60637 USA
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Dai, Junqiang,Zhai, Hongchang,Wu, Haiyan,et al. Maternal face processing in Mosuo preschool children[J]. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY,2014,99(0):69-76.
APA Dai, Junqiang.,Zhai, Hongchang.,Wu, Haiyan.,Yang, Suyong.,Cacioppo, John T..,...&Luo, Yue-Jia.(2014).Maternal face processing in Mosuo preschool children.BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY,99(0),69-76.
MLA Dai, Junqiang,et al."Maternal face processing in Mosuo preschool children".BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 99.0(2014):69-76.
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