A new study suggests that the hormone linked to “love” related feelings plays key role in face recognition.
Wired PR News.com – The hormone associated with positive maternal, bonding, and sexual feelings may also be linked to helping individuals with face recognition. As reported by Reuters, a new study proposed that oxytocin had an impact on social memory networks in the brain and could possibly be a factor for understanding autism and other conditions.
Larry Young, a research expert who is unrelated to the study is quoted in the reported as stating, “The study highlights the parallels in social information processing in mice and man, and adds further support to the notion oxytocin plays a critical role… This has important implications for disorders such as autism, where social information processing is clearly impaired.”
The findings of the study have been published in The Journal of Neuroscience, where more detailed information can be found.
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