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Effects of sexual dimorphism on facial attractiveness
The results of asking subjects to choose the most attractive faces from continua that enhanced or diminished differences between the average shape of female and male faces indicate a selection pressure that limits sexual dimorphism and encourages neoteny in humans. Expand
A differential neural response in the human amygdala to fearful and happy facial expressions
Direct in vivo evidence of a differential neural response in the human amygdala to facial expressions of fear and happiness is reported, providing direct evidence that the humangdala is engaged in processing the emotional salience of faces, with a specificity of response to fearful facial expressions. Expand
Menstrual cycle alters face preference
It is shown that female preference for secondary sexual traits in male face shapes varies with the probability of conception across the menstrual cycle, similar to that of men with low fluctuating asymmetry. Expand
A specific neural substrate for perceiving facial expressions of disgust
Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to examine the neural substrate for perceiving disgust expressions and found the neural response to facial expressions of disgust in others is thus closely related to appraisal of distasteful stimuli. Expand
Dissociable neural responses to facial expressions of sadness and anger.
Functional neuroimaging results provide evidence for dissociable, but interlocking, systems for the processing of distinct categories of negative facial expression. Expand
Valid Facial Cues to Cooperation and Trust
It was found that men with greater facial width were more likely to exploit the trust of others and that other players were less likely to trust male counterparts with wide rather than narrow faces (independent of their attractiveness). Expand
Beauty in a smile: the role of medial orbitofrontal cortex in facial attractiveness
Brain regions that respond to attractive faces which manifested either a neutral or mildly happy face expression were investigated, suggesting that the reward value of an attractive face as indexed by medial OFC activity is modulated by a perceiver directed smile. Expand
Imitation, mirror neurons and autism
It is suggested that in order for sophisticated cortical neuronal systems have evolved in which MNs function as key elements, early developmental failures of MN systems are likely to result in a consequent cascade of developmental impairments characterised by the clinical syndrome of autism. Expand
Electrophysiology and brain imaging of biological motion.
  • A. Puce, D. Perrett
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 29 March 2003
Studies of single cells, field potential recordings and functional neuroimaging data indicate that specialized visual mechanisms exist in the superior temporal sulcus (STS) of both human and non-human primates that produce selective neural responses to moving natural images of faces and bodies. Expand