Oxytocin Increases Gaze to the Eye Region of Human Faces

@article{Guastella2008OxytocinIG,
  title={Oxytocin Increases Gaze to the Eye Region of Human Faces},
  author={A. Guastella and P. Mitchell and M. Dadds},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={63},
  pages={3-5}
}
  • A. Guastella, P. Mitchell, M. Dadds
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • BACKGROUND In nonhuman mammals, oxytocin has a critical role in peer recognition and social approach behavior. In humans, oxytocin has been found to enhance trust and the ability to interpret the emotions of others. It has been suggested that oxytocin may enhance facial processing by increasing focus on the eye region of human faces. METHODS In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, between-subject design, we tracked the eye movements of 52 healthy male volunteers who were presented… CONTINUE READING
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