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MacLean began considering oxytocin and vasopressin after a search of the scientific literature failed to reveal a strong candidate.
Some scientists theorize that those feelings of belonging may stem from a rush of hormones — endorphins and oxytocin — released by singing.
Studies have shown that interacting with a dog can improve a person’s mood. Stroking a dog results in a surge of oxytocin and endorphins—hormones that promote bonding and feelings of well-being.
In a new study in Frontiers in Psychology, MacLean and colleagues reveal that levels of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin influence canine social behaviors and aggression.
Researchers sample the infant’s saliva and test it for cortisol, a hormone associated with stress (and inversely correlated with oxytocin).
Scientists realized it was related to the levels of oxytocin.
Other research shows that social connection helps to shift the nervous system into a restful state and releases hormones that have anti-inflammatory properties, like oxytocin and vasopressin.
During your period, uterine contractions caused by an orgasm can release pain-fighting neurotransmitters, like endorphins and oxytocin, Dr. Dweck says.
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First Known Use: 1928See Words from the same year
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