Oxytocin in the recognition of emotions

Posted by on June 14, 2016 3:40 pm
Categories: health

Studies have demonstrated that oxytocin plays a role in facilitating the perception of emotions in other people’s facial expressions. An international study has tested the idea that this phenomenon is related to facial mimicry. The study confirms this facilitating effect, which proves to be more pronounced for expressions conveying negative emotions (anger, distress), especially when seen on the face of a child.

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