教員情報  
     


  サイトウ アツコ
  齋藤 慈子   教育学部 児童教育学科   講師
■ 標題
  Urinary oxytocin positively correlates with performance in facial visual search in unmarried males, without specific reaction to infant face
■ 概要
  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 were tested for their ability to detect infant or adult faces among adult or infant faces Urinary oxytocin positively correlated with performance in the facial visual search task. 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.
  Saito, A., Hamada, H., Kikusui, T., Mogi, K., Nagasawa, M., Mitsui, S., Higuchi, T., Hasegawa, T., Hiraki, K.
  共著   Frontiers in Neuroscience   8,pp.217   2014/07