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Urinary oxytocin positively correlates with performance in facial visual search in unmarried males, without specific reaction to infant face.
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PMID:  25120420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The neuropeptide oxytocin plays a central role in prosocial and parental behavior in non-human mammals as well as humans. It has been suggested that oxytocin may affect visual processing of infant faces and emotional reaction to infants. Healthy male volunteers (N = 13) were tested for their ability to detect infant or adult faces among adult or infant faces (facial visual search task). Urine samples were collected from all participants before the study to measure the concentration of oxytocin. Urinary oxytocin positively correlated with performance in the facial visual search task. However, task performance and its correlation with oxytocin concentration did not differ between infant faces and adult faces. Our data suggests that endogenous oxytocin is related to facial visual cognition, but does not promote infant-specific responses in unmarried men who are not fathers.
Authors:
Atsuko Saito; Hiroki Hamada; Takefumi Kikusui; Kazutaka Mogi; Miho Nagasawa; Shohei Mitsui; Takashi Higuchi; Toshikazu Hasegawa; Kazuo Hiraki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-07-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in neuroscience     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1662-4548     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Neurosci     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-08-14     Completed Date:  2014-08-14     Revised Date:  2014-08-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101478481     Medline TA:  Front Neurosci     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217     Citation Subset:  -    
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