Beauty in a smile: the role of medial orbitofrontal cortex in facial attractiveness

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"Attractive faces can be considered a rewarding stimulus, and as such engages a brain region known to be involved in processing other kinds of natural rewards such as food, odours or tastes as well as abstract rewards, such as pleasant music or monetary gain [8], [11], [33] and [47]. Moreover, the degree of activation in orbitofrontal cortex to attractive faces was modulated by the extent to which subjects perceived the presence of a mildly positive face expression, manifest as a smile. Attractive faces that were more consistently rated by subjects as displaying a happy expression, produced stronger responses in the region compared to faces that were displaying a neutral expression, as shown by the significant interaction between attractiveness and happiness (Fig. 5b and c)."
 

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cliffs: you still need to be a slayer for smile to matter
 

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solidus said:
cliffs: you still need to be a slayer for smile to matter

"It should be noted that the effect we demonstrate cannot be ascribed to a difference in attractiveness ratings between happy and non-happy faces as there was no significant difference in attractiveness ratings between these categories in the present study. However, such an effect has been reported in a previous behavioural study which found that smiling faces were evaluated as more attractive than neutral faces in a large cohort of subjects (n=330) [36]."
 

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Brostorm said:
Bgp87 said:
if you are attractive people tend to have a neutral or smiling expression when talking to you
Thanks. Why are your reps that low although you have almost 1000 posts?

You must be a shitposter. Should I put u on ignore?
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solidus said:
cliffs: you still need to be a slayer for smile to matter
Thx m8
 

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Bgp87 said:
Brostorm said:
if you are attractive people tend to have a neutral or smiling expression when talking to you
Thanks. Why are your reps that low although you have almost 1000 posts?

You must be a shitposter. Should I put u on ignore?
:rolleyes: this fucking rep system is pissing me off, way to go admins
 

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http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v413/n6856/full/413589a0.html
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"In accordance with this specific pattern, we found no activation associated with attractiveness per se, but only as an interaction with eye gaze. Assuming that the dimension of attractiveness constitutes a reward, especially when social interaction is initiated, returned eye gaze from an attractive face represents a more favourable result than expected, leading to enhanced responses, whereas failing to make eye contact with an attractive face is a disappointing outcome, leading to reduced activity in the dopaminergic target systems. Likewise, eye gaze from an unattractive face may result in disappointment and a reduced response, whereas missing eye contact with an unattractive face may be a relief and thus enhance activity. The profile of the response we describe here may reflect an automatic evaluation of the likely reward that can be derived from conspecifics."
 

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lltvyr said:
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v413/n6856/full/413589a0.html
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"In accordance with this specific pattern, we found no activation associated with attractiveness per se, but only as an interaction with eye gaze. Assuming that the dimension of attractiveness constitutes a reward, especially when social interaction is initiated, returned eye gaze from an attractive face represents a more favourable result than expected, leading to enhanced responses, whereas failing to make eye contact with an attractive face is a disappointing outcome, leading to reduced activity in the dopaminergic target systems. Likewise, eye gaze from an unattractive face may result in disappointment and a reduced response, whereas missing eye contact with an unattractive face may be a relief and thus enhance activity. The profile of the response we describe here may reflect an automatic evaluation of the likely reward that can be derived from conspecifics."
:banderas:

women HATE making eye contact with incels, here is the proof
 
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