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    Is eye contact the key to the social brain?

    Senju, Atsushi and Johnson, Mark H. (2010) Is eye contact the key to the social brain? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (6), pp. 458-459. ISSN 0140-525X.

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    Abstract

    Eye contact plays a critical role in many aspects of face processing, including the processing of smiles. We propose that this is achieved by a subcortical route, which is activated by eye contact and modulates the cortical areas involve in social cognition, including the processing of facial expression. This mechanism could be impaired in individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2011 13:50
    Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 21:06
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4373

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