- Jeanette Akuamoah, Northwestern Univ.
- Katherine Damme, Northwestern Univ.
- Nicholas Kelley, Northwestern Univ.
The idea that individuals are more easily persuaded by neuroscientific explanations for behavior has yielded mixed support, due in part to a lack of consideration of contextual factors like self-relevance. The current study found that brain imaging results enhance judgments of scientific reasoning. The presence of self-relevant information did not enhance this effect.