Beauty in a smile: the role of medial orbitofrontal cortex in facial attractiveness

@article{ODoherty2003BeautyIA,
  title={Beauty in a smile: the role of medial orbitofrontal cortex in facial attractiveness},
  author={John P. O'Doherty and Julian Winston and Hd Critchley and D Perrett and R. J. Dolan},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2003},
  volume={41},
  pages={147-155}
}
The attractiveness of a face is a highly salient social signal, influencing mate choice and other social judgements. In this study, we used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate brain regions that respond to attractive faces which manifested either a neutral or mildly happy face expression. Attractive faces produced activation of medial orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), a region involved in representing stimulus-reward value. Responses in this region were further… CONTINUE READING
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