Oxytocin, the so-called “hug hormone,” is way more sophisticated than we thought

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"The myth of oxytocin as the “hug hormone” isn’t dead. You can still read new articles — especially around Valentine’s Day — on the internet about how being given chocolates or flowers boosts oxytocin, or how couples who work on art projects together can boost it as well (and presumably inject more empathy into their relationship). The real story of oxytocin research reminds us — as many science stories do — that the truth is often more nuanced, and more wonderfully complicated, than it first appears."

Read more in this article.

More about oxytocin in our article from Kateřina Skalická.



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