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Rumours: Oxytocin

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March 24, 2011

02:09


Oxytocin has one of the best reputations around when it comes to hormones. It's involved in social and maternal bonding, childbirth, trust... all of those warm and fuzzy emotions we humans like so much, giving it the unofficial moniker of "love hormone." But recent studies are showing it may be involved in the darker side of human emotions as well.

So what's up, oxytocin? Do we need to change your slogan?

Host: Brit Trogen

References:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2010/11/29/the-dark-side-of-oxytocin-much-more-than-just-a-“love-hormone”/

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/01/11/no-love-for-outsiders-oxytocin-boosts-favouritism-towards-our-own-ethnic-or-cultural-group/

YOUR COMMENTS

Jennifer on March 24, 2011
So, can you get me some?
Michael Patrick on January 20, 2012
Key characteristic too often overlooked!

Oxytocin does great things for bonding for 2 to 3 years

BUT this drug also inhibits your critical thinking when it in present in your brain. It in effect clouds the critical thinking parts of the brain.

Hence providing a better understanding of what

MP at redtailight
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