The older I've gotten, the less I need or care for the self-esteem boost. In Experiment 1pictures of nude bodies abodies wearing swimsuits bfaces dand cars e were used. Spatiotemporal differences between object and face processing using ERPs. The fixation point was a black plus 0. J Cogn Neurosci I7:
The time course of visual competition to the presentation of centrally fixated faces.
The Naked Truth: The Face and Body Sensitive N170 Response Is Enhanced for Nude Bodies
Conclusions We conclude that the human brain is tuned to detect sexual signals from human bodies rapidly, and that this categorization process is reflected in the face- and body-sensitive N component of the ERP wave. J Vision 6: In line with this, we found larger N amplitudes for faces vs. The time course of visual competition to the presentation of centrally fixated faces. As the effects of affective arousal and attention are tightly intertwined, differentiating between these effects will be an important issue for future studies. Previous studies have already shown that the N amplitude is enhanced for emotionally arousing faces such as those with fearful rather than neutral facial expressions faces displaying gaze contact rather than gaze aversion eye contact; and familiar rather than unfamiliar faces .