Fear short circuits the brain, especially when it hits close to home, experts say— making coping with events like the …
Is the love hormone the antidote to infidelity? Researchers are doing their best to find out.
He doesn’t claim to have the answer for why fools fall in love, but psychiatrist Larry Young hopes studying prairie voles will help.
Oxytocin is best known for its role in creating social bonds, but it may also forge the chains of addiction.
The controversy surrounding journalist Naomi Wolf’s new book, Vagina: A Cultural History — an exploration of the brain-vagina connection — has brought fresh attention to the nature and neuroscience of female sexuality. …
Oxytocin focuses our eyes — and our brains — on love. It could help troubled couples as well as autistic people
People who are hard-wired to show empathy and kindness do so even in the face of a threatening or untrustworthy world.
Watch out, Viagra! The hormone oxytocin may also improve sexual function — at least in men with Asperger’s syndrome — according to a published case report.
If you want to know if he loves you so, a new study suggests that the secret may not be in his kiss, but in his far less romantic-sounding blood levels of oxytocin.
Ever wonder why French fries, potato chips and Cheetos are so appealing when you’re feeling stressed? A new study suggests that elevated levels of salt in the body lower stress hormones and raise levels of oxytocin, a hormone …
From Arizona comes word that oxytocin — known as the “cuddle chemical” or “love hormone” for its role in bonding parents to children and lovers to one another — is being used on couples in marriage therapy.
Men’s obsession with Internet porn is affecting their libidos, and making it impossible for real women to satisfy them.