The late positive potential indexes a role for emotion during learning of trust from eye-gaze cues

Luis R. Manssuer, Mark V. Roberts, Steven P. Tipper
2015 Social Neuroscience  
Article: Manssuer, Luis, Roberts, Mark and Tipper, Steven Paul orcid.org/0000-0002- 7066-1117 (2015) The late positive potential indexes a role for emotion during learning of trust from eye-gaze cues. : The LPP and learning of trust from gaze. Social Neuroscience. pp. Gaze direction perception triggers rapid visuospatial orienting to the location observed by others. When this is congruent with the location of a target, reaction times are faster than when incongruent. Functional magnetic
more » ... e imaging studies suggest that the non-joint attention induced by incongruent cues are experienced as more emotionally negative and this could relate to less favorable trust judgments of the faces when gaze-cues are contingent with identity. Here, we provide further support for these findings using time-resolved event-related potentials. In addition to replicating the effects of identity-contingent gaze-cues on reaction times and trust judgments, we discovered that the emotion-related late positive potential increased across blocks to incongruent compared to congruent faces before, during and after the gaze-cue, suggesting both learning and retrieval of emotion states associated with the face. We also discovered that the face-recognition-related N250 component appeared to localize to sources in anterior temporal areas. Our findings provide unique electrophysiological evidence for the role of emotion in learning trust from gaze-cues, suggesting that the retrieval of face evaluations during interaction may take around 1000 ms and that the N250 originates from anterior temporal face patches.
doi:10.1080/17470919.2015.1017114 pmid:25731599 pmcid:PMC4673558 fatcat:2wfkws2ri5auvnt2rmnlflq55a