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October 31, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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The "Love Hormone" Oxytocin Can Cause Antisocial Behavior

October 31, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

an oxytocin
The “love hormone” oxytocin can occasionally have anti-social effects depending on where in the brain it is created. Oxytocin, a hormone that can regulate prosocial behaviors like trust, bonding and empathy has also been demonstrated to play a role in anti-social behaviors like envy, anxiety and reduction in cooperation. How the hormone could have such opposing roles has long remained a mystery, but researchers from UC Davis have uncovered how this might happen. [More]