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Oxytocin Facial

Posted by David Bradley on January 7th, 2009

Oxytocin structureOxytocin, the nurturing hormone involved in child-birth and breast-feeding, apparently plays a role in how we recognize faces, according to a paper in the Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers gave volunteers a nasal dose of oxytocin and found that they all had improved recognition memory for faces, but not for inanimate objects.

More about an oxytocin facial here.