The neural response to facial attractiveness.

  title={The neural response to facial attractiveness.},
  author={Anjan Chatterjee and Amy L. Thomas and Sabrina E. Smith and Geoffrey Karl Aguirre},
  volume={23 2},
What are the neural correlates of attractiveness? Using functional MRI (fMRI), the authors addressed this question in the specific context of the apprehension of faces. When subjects judged facial beauty explicitly, neural activity in a widely distributed network involving the ventral occipital, anterior insular, dorsal posterior parietal, inferior dorsolateral, and medial prefrontal cortices correlated parametrically with the degree of facial attractiveness. When subjects were not attending… 

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