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Oxytocin facilitates protective responses to aversive social stimuli in males
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Results show that OXT can potentiate the protective and mnemonic impact of aversive social information despite reducing amygdala activity, and suggest that the insula may play a role in emotional modulation of memory.
Electromyographic responses of back and limb muscles associated with spinal manipulative therapy.
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This is the first study in which results show a consistent reflex response associated with spinal manipulative treatments, and it is believed that these responses may cause some of the clinically observed beneficial effects, such as a reduction in pain and a decrease in hypertonicity of muscles.
Oxytocin enhances brain reward system responses in men viewing the face of their female partner
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Evidence is provided for a mechanism by which OXT may contribute to romantic bonds in men by enhancing their partner's attractiveness and reward value compared with other women and for a finding that this finding is partner-bond specific rather than due to familiarity.
II . C . Reality Construction as a Product of Delphi Interaction
The mind is but a barren soil; a soil which is soon exhausted, and will produce no crop, or only one, unless it be continually fertilized and enriched with foreign matter. Reality is a name we give
Oxytocin Modulates Social Distance between Males and Females
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This randomized placebo-controlled trial provides the first behavioral evidence that the intranasal administration of OXT stimulates men in a monogamous relationship, but not single ones, to keep a much greater distance between themselves and an attractive woman during a first encounter.
Oxytocin Facilitates the Extinction of Conditioned Fear in Humans
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Oxytocin is identified as a differentially acting modulator of neural hubs involved in Pavlovian extinction, which may open up new avenues for enhancing extinction-based therapies for anxiety disorders.
Alexithymia, emotion processing and social anxiety in adults with ADHD
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The findings suggest interactions of alexithymia, emotion processing dysfunction, and social anxiety in adults with ADHD may entail the therapeutic implication to thoroughly instruct these patients to identify, accept, communicate, and regulate their emotions to aid reducing interaction anxiety.
An Oxytocin-Induced Facilitation of Neural and Emotional Responses to Social Touch Correlates Inversely with Autism Traits
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This is the first study to show that the perceived hedonic value of human heterosexual interpersonal touch is facilitated by OXT in men, but that its behavioral and neural effects in this context are blunted in individuals with autistic traits.
Oxytocin Facilitates Pavlovian Fear Learning in Males
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Functional magnetic resonance imaging and simultaneous skin conductance response measures are employed to characterize the modulatory influence of intranasal oxytocin on Pavlovian fear conditioning and suggest that the peptide enables extremely rapid and flexible adaptation to fear signals in social contexts.
A negative emotional and economic judgment bias in major depression
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Depressed patients over-sanctioned unfair proposals in the UG and judged emotional stimuli too negatively, which is associated with a negative emotional bias that hampers social–economic decision making and produces large personal costs.
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