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Response Mere Visual Perception of Other People ' s Disease Symptoms Facilitates a More Aggressive Immune

@inproceedings{Schaller2010ResponseMV,
  title={Response Mere Visual Perception of Other People ' s Disease Symptoms Facilitates a More Aggressive Immune},
  author={M. Schaller and G. Miller and W. Gervais and S. Yager and E. Chen},
  year={2010}
}
  • M. Schaller, G. Miller, +2 authors E. Chen
  • Published 2010
  • An experiment (N = 28) tested the hypothesis that the mere visual perception of disease-connoting cues promotes a more aggressive immune response. Participants were exposed either to photographs depicting symptoms of infectious disease or to photographs depicting guns. After incubation with a model bacterial stimulus, participants’ white blood cells produced higher levels of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the infectious-disease condition, compared with the control (guns… CONTINUE READING

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