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Maternal Neglect, Oxytocin and the Long-Term Effects on Child Health and Development

Interesting article about how maternal neglect, including physical and emotional neglect, may have serious long-term effects on children’s general health and development. Dopamine contribute to the processing of infant-related sensory cues, which lead to a certain behavioral response. We know … Continue reading

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Oxytocin Makes Us More Accepting of Others

Oxytocin, the so-called “cuddle chemical,” plays a role in pregnancy, lactation, and social bonding. New research in Psychoneuroendocrinology shows that it also may make us more accepting of others. Scientists at the University of Freiburg in Germany has proven that one … Continue reading

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