Brain systems for assessing facial attractiveness

@article{Winston2007BrainSF,
  title={Brain systems for assessing facial attractiveness},
  author={Joel S. Winston and John P. O’Doherty and James Kilner and David I Perrett and Raymond J. Dolan},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={195-206}
}
Attractiveness is a facial attribute that shapes human affiliative behaviours. In a previous study we reported a linear response to facial attractiveness in orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), a region involved in reward processing. There are strong theoretical grounds for the hypothesis that coding stimulus reward value also involves the amygdala. The aim of the present investigation is to address whether the amygdala is also sensitive to reward value in faces, indexed as facial attractiveness. We… CONTINUE READING
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