Journal article

The neural mechanisms of threat and reconciliation efforts between Muslims and non-Muslims

Dorottya Lantos, Yong Hui Lau, Winnifred Louis, Pascal Molenberghs

Social Neuroscience | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


To reduce the escalation of intergroup conflict, it is important that we understand the processes related to the detection of group-based threat and reconciliation. In the present study, we investigated the neural mechanisms of such processes using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Functional neuroimaging techniques may shed light on quick, automatic responses to stimuli that happen outside of conscious awareness and are thus increasingly difficult to quantify relying only on participants' self-reported experiences. They may further provide invaluable insight into physiological processes occurring in situations of sensitive nature, whereby participants-deliberately or not-may wit..

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Awarded by Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship - Australian Heart Foundation

Awarded by ARC - Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Bicentennial Scholarship awarded to Dorottya Lantos by the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies; European Association of Social Psychology Travel Grant awarded to Dorottya Lantos; Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship [1000458] awarded by the Australian Heart Foundation to Pascal Molenberghs; ARC Discovery Grant [DP130100559] awarded by the Australian Research Council to Pascal Molenberghs.