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The role of oxytocin in the facial mimicry of affiliative vs. non-affiliative emotions

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The present paper builds upon a growing body of work documenting oxytocin’s role in social functioning, to test whether this hormone facilitates spontaneous mimicry of others’ emotional expressions. In a double-blind, randomized trial, adult Caucasian males (n = 145) received a nasal spray of either oxytocin or placebo before completing a facial mimicry task. Facial expressions were coded using automated face analysis. Oxytocin increased mimicry of facial features of sadness (lips and chin, b...

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10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.104377

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Psychiatry
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Oxford,MSD,Psychiatry
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Economic and Social Research Council
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Kogan, A
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ES/K008331/1
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Elsevier
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Psychoneuroendocrinology More from this journal
Volume:
109
Article number:
104377
Publication date:
2019-07-13
Acceptance date:
2019-07-08
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1873-3360
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0306-4530
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English
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1033039
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2019-07-17

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