Human Brains see Smiley Faces as Real Faces :-)

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smiley faces

Human brains now think of smiley faces or emoticons 🙂 as real faces!

Test subjects were shown smiley face punctuation and just meaningless punctuation. Their brains responded to the smiley face punctuation in the same areas that a human brain responds to a real face.
The man behind this research, Australian researcher Owen Churches, said:
“This is an entirely culturally-created neural response. It’s really quite amazing.”

For more information visit abc news Australia
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