Oxytocin increases bias, but not accuracy, in face recognition line-ups.

@article{Bate2015OxytocinIB,
  title={Oxytocin increases bias, but not accuracy, in face recognition line-ups.},
  author={Sarah Bate and Rachel J Bennetts and Benjamin A. Parris and Markus Bindemann and Robert Udale and Amanda Bussunt},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 7},
  pages={
          1010-4
        }
}
Previous work indicates that intranasal inhalation of oxytocin improves face recognition skills, raising the possibility that it may be used in security settings. However, it is unclear whether oxytocin directly acts upon the core face-processing system itself or indirectly improves face recognition via affective or social salience mechanisms. In a double-blind procedure, 60 participants received either an oxytocin or placebo nasal spray before completing the One-in-Ten task-a standardized test… CONTINUE READING
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