Oxytocin improves specific recognition of positive facial expressions

@article{Marsh2010OxytocinIS,
  title={Oxytocin improves specific recognition of positive facial expressions},
  author={Abigail A. Marsh and Henry H. Yu and Daniel S. Pine and Robert James Richard Blair},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2010},
  volume={209},
  pages={225-232}
}
Oxytocin is a neuropeptide that is associated with increased trust. Perceptions of trustworthiness are associated with detection of positive facial affect, which suggests that oxytocin may enhance the recognition of positive facial affect. The present study tests this hypothesis. A double-blind, between-groups design was used, with 50 volunteers randomly assigned to receive intranasally administered oxytocin or placebo. Thirty-five minutes following the administration of oxytocin or placebo… CONTINUE READING
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