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The motivational salience of infant faces is similar for men and women

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Infant facial features are thought to be powerful elicitors of caregiving behaviour. It has been widely assumed that men and women respond in different ways to these features, such as a large forehead and eyes and round protrouding cheeks, colloquially described as 'cute'. We investigated experimentally potential differences using measures of both conscious appraisal ('liking') and behavioural responsivity ('wanting') to real world infant and adult faces in 71 non-parents. Overall, women gave...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0020632

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"University of Oxford", "Aarhus University, Denmark"
Department:
Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience
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"University of Oxford", "Aarhus University, Denmark"
Department:
Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience
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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "Aarhus University, Denmark"
Department:
Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "Aarhus University, Denmark"
Department:
Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
5
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Article: e20632
Publication date:
2011-05-05
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1932-6203
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uuid:d3590835-a455-4075-8371-51b0147fc6af
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ora:5766
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English
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