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What does FFA stand for?

FFA stands for Fusiform Face Area (facial recognition)

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By examining patterns of brain activity in the fusiform face area - a brain area involved in face perception - the researchers were able to predict the race of the person that the participant was viewing, but only for those participants with stronger, negative implicit race attitudes.
One such study revealed that the amygdala, an essential area for guiding emotional reactions, and the fusiform face area (FFA), an area which is important for recognizing faces and facial features, were less active for children with autism than for typically-developing children when they looked at pictures of actual faces.
However, men under acute stress showed decreased activity not only in the fusiform face area but also decreased coordination among parts of the brain that help us interpret what emotions these faces are conveying.