Nov 23, 2022

Personality similarity predicts synchronous neural responses in fMRI and EEG data

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Successful communication and cooperation among different members of society depends, in part, on a consistent understanding of the physical and social world. What drives this alignment in perspectives? We present evidence from two neuroimaging studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI; N = 66 with 2,145 dyadic comparisons) and electroencephalography (EEG; N = 225 with 25,200 dyadic comparisons) to show that: the extent to which people’s neural responses are synchronized when viewing naturalistic stimuli is related to their personality profiles, and that this effect is stronger than that of similarity in gender, ethnicity and political affiliation.

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