Is Color-Blindness Possible? Racial & Experiential Effects on the Neural Substrates for Motor Empathy (PSYC 555; Fall 2008)

I received some tragic news this morning. Bosco Tjan, one of my former USC Psychology Professors, was killed by a student in the Psychology building on campus yesterday afternoon. I am stunned, shocked, and missing my Trojan family.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-usc-professor-killed-bosco-tjan-20161203-story.html

As an academic, I find solace in reviewing my work for his fMRI class in 2008. Our final project, titled: “Is Color-Blindness Possible? Racial & Experiential Effects on the Neural Substrates for Motor Empathy” was presented exactly 8 years ago today, and is even more relevant in 2016. In short, we found that actions performed by a race congruent actor are interpreted as communication, whereas actions performed by a race incongruent actor involve more sensory motor processing. You can check out our entire presentation below…

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