Human Brain Registers 'Smiley Face' Emoticon as Real Facial Expression: Research

by Bidita Debnath on  February 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM Research News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

The human brain registers smiley face emoticon as a real facial expression, reveals a new study.
 Human Brain Registers 'Smiley Face' Emoticon as Real Facial Expression: Research
Human Brain Registers 'Smiley Face' Emoticon as Real Facial Expression: Research

The school of psychology researchers at the Australia' Flinders University in Adelaide found that when the series of punctuation used to create a smiley face were presented in the conventional digital communication manner, the pattern of brain activity was same as when someone sees a real smiling human face, the Independent reported.

However, when the emoticon was reversed or presented upright, no response was triggered.

Dr Owen Churches said that there is no innate neural response to emoticons that babies are born with and before 1982 it wasn't known that a smiley emoticon would activate face sensitive areas of the cortex.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Parkinsons Disease Parkinsons Disease Surgical Treatment Brain Brain Facts Ataxia Berries for a Healthy and Beautiful You Language Areas in The Brain Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ) 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive