9/12/2013 6:17:38 AM
Oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone,” plays a larger role in social interactions than previously thought, according to a new study involving mice. The hormone is already known to be important in the creation and maintenance of strong mother-child bonds and sexual attachments between people. The new finding about oxytocin’s influence on social interactions could have important implications for neurological disorders such as autism, and for the understanding of human social evolution, the Stanford University School of Medicine researchers said in a university news release.
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