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Posts tagged oxytocin

January 9, 2017

 

Pen and ink drawings of many different people making different faces.

It’s Not Bad Manners, It’s Low Oxytocin

Oxytocin is released into the blood to help regulate several biological functions. It may also be connected to social abilities.

September 8, 2015

 

illustration of kissing couple

Why Do People Kiss?  

Smooching feels good, of course, but couples first started swapping saliva as a way to test out genetic compatibility.

February 25, 2008

 

People Interacting at Dinner

The Chemistry of Trust

Trust is essential to social interaction among humans. However, have you ever wondered why we trust other people at all?

September 27, 2003

 

Side Effects of Love

When you first happen upon that special someone, you start to feel romantic, passionate, giddy and euphoric. These feelings aren’t purely psychological. If we were to take a blood sample, we’d discover high levels of certain chemicals in your blood.

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