Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Same hormone evokes both love and envy, study finds | Science and Environment | Jerusalem Post

"With a reputation as the “love hormone,” oxytocin has been linked to trust, empathy and generosity. But new research suggests that oxytocin plays a role in jealousy and gloating as well. “Subsequent to these findings, we assume that the hormone is an overall trigger for social sentiments: When the person’s association is positive, oxytocin bolsters pro-social behaviors; when the association is negative, the hormone increases negative sentiments,” Israeli researcher Simone Shamay-Tsoory, of the University of Haifa, said in a news release from the university".


Same hormone evokes both love and envy, study finds | Science and Environment | Jerusalem Post

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