- News Home
17 April 2014 12:48 pm ,
Vol. 344 ,
- 17 April 2014 12:48 pm , Vol. 344 , #6181
- About Us
Your Brain Sees :-) as a Real Smile
10 February 2014 1:45 pm
The human brain now reacts to the smiley face emoticon, :-), in the same way it reacts to a real smiling human. Scientists at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, found that the same pattern of brain activity is generated when people see images of either a real person or emoticon smiling. The reaction is not a natural response, but culturally learned over time, so newborns do not respond to the emoticon in the same way, The Independent reports.
See more Signal/Noise.