The Neurocognitive Basis of Bias Against People Who Look Different

This shows a big outline of a head and brain surrounded by outlines of peopleNeuroimaging revealed when people saw an anomalous face, the fusiform gyri and amygdala showed significant neural responses. Activity in a region of the left amygdala, which correlated with less pro-social responses to the anomalous face, appeared to relate to the participant’s belief about justice in the world and their degree of empathetic concern.