publication . Master thesis . 2014

Oxytocin and Pareidolia Face Detection Using the Visual Search Task. A double blind, placebo-controlled within-subject design study using eye tracking and intranasal oxytocin.

Winge, Jarle Alexander;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
Abstract
Face pareidolia is the human tendency to see illusory human-like faces, for example in random patterns exhibiting configural properties of a face. Past research on humans show that oxytocin has a crucial role in enhancing facial processing. By leading to an increased focus on the face in general, and eyes especially, alter the encoding and conceptual recognition of social stimuli, enhancing sensitivity to hidden emotions in facial expressions, and enhancing the ability to interpret the facial cues of others, oxytocin has been proposed to promote prosocial behavior in humans. In this study, we evaluated whether oxytocin modified responses to illusory face percept...
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free text keywords: Oxytocin, pareidolia, face, perception, eye, tracking

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