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Oxytocin: How One Molecule Shapes Our Social Life

Oxytocin: How One Molecule Shapes Our Social Life

February 26, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

What is Oxytocin? It is a Neuropeptide [noor-oh-pep-tahyd] or a peptide (protein) produced by neural tissue, as a result of hormonal activity. This tiny little molecule affects: pain; rewards; food intake; metabolism; reproduction; social behaviour; learning; and memory functions. For something so tiny, Oxytocin has the capacity to alter our entire social world.