Center for BrainHealth Scientists Connect Dopamine, Facial Recognition in Study
In a recent study, researchers at Center for BrainHealth, working in collaboration with colleagues in Sweden, have revealed a link between the dopamine neurotransmitter system in the brain and an individual’s ability to recognize faces.
Led by Dr. Bart Rypma, Meadows Foundation chair at the Center for BrainHealth, the study found that the amount of dopamine relative to the amount of brain activity in the fusiform gyrus strongly predicted the ability to recognize faces. Although the fusiform gyrus has been previously established, this is the first time scientists have made a connection between dopamine and facial recognition.
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