Neural and behavioral responses to attractiveness in adult and infant faces

@article{Hahn2014NeuralAB,
  title={Neural and behavioral responses to attractiveness in adult and infant faces},
  author={A. Hahn and D. Perrett},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={46},
  pages={591-603}
}
  • A. Hahn, D. Perrett
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Facial attractiveness provides a very powerful motivation for sexual and parental behavior. We therefore review the importance of faces to the study of neurobiological control of human reproductive motivations. For heterosexual individuals there is a common brain circuit involving the nucleus accumbens, the medial prefrontal, dorsal anterior cingulate and the orbitofrontal cortices that is activated more by attractive than unattractive faces, particularly for faces of the opposite sex… Expand
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