Neurophysiology of Ethnicity (based on foreign literature)



This article contains a review of research in the realm of neurophysiology of ethnicity. According to this body of research, there are zones of the brain which get active in response to demonstration of ethnic stimuli. Among these zones are amygdala, anterior cingulate cortex, fusiform face area and others. The article describes the research focused on each of these zones, discusses their weaknesses and projects further research on the crossroads of neurophysiology, cognitive science, psychology and sociology.

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Keywords: neurophysiology, ethnicity, integration, amygdala

Journal rubric: Theoretical Research

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Varshaver E.A. Neurophysiology of Ethnicity (based on foreign literature). Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2017. Vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 43–54. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2017080404. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Evgeny A. Varshaver, PhD in Sociology, Head of the Group for Migration and Ethnicity Research, Senior research fellow at the Center for Regional and Urban Studies, RANEPA, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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