Oxytocin Stimulates Reward Center Strengthening Monogamy

Oxytocin picture partner

How is the bond between people in love maintained? Scientists at the Bonn University Medical Center have discovered a biological mechanism that could explain the attraction between loving couples: If oxytocin is administered to men and if they are shown pictures of their partner, the bonding hormone stimulates the reward center in the brain, increasing the attractiveness of the partner, and strengthening monogamy.

Read more: http://www3.uni-bonn.de/Press-releases/oxytocin-leads-to-monogamy

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