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Maternal and paternal plasma, salivary, and urinary oxytocin and parent-infant synchrony: considering stress and affiliation components of human bonding.
Studies in mammals have implicated the neuropeptide oxytocin (OT) in processes of bond formation and stress modulation, yet the involvement of OT in human bonding throughout life remains poorlyExpand
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Brain mechanisms for processing affective touch
Despite the crucial role of touch in social development, there is very little functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) research on brain mechanisms underlying social touch processing. The “skinExpand
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Oxytocin and the Development of Parenting in Humans
BACKGROUND The nonapeptide oxytocin (OT) has been repeatedly implicated in processes of parent-infant bonding in animal models; yet, its role in the development of human parenting has received lessExpand
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Oxytocin enhances brain function in children with autism
Significance This article presents our discovery that intranasal administration of oxytocin enhances activity in the brain for socially meaningful stimuli and attenuates its response to nonsociallyExpand
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Natural variations in maternal and paternal care are associated with systematic changes in oxytocin following parent–infant contact
Animal studies have demonstrated that the neuropeptide oxytocin (OT) plays a critical role in processes of parent-infant bonding through mechanisms of early parental care, particularly maternalExpand
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The cross-generation transmission of oxytocin in humans
Animal studies demonstrated that the neuropeptide oxytocin (OT), implicated in bond formation across mammalian species, is transmitted from mother to young through mechanisms of early socialExpand
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Brain Mechanisms for Processing Affective (and Nonaffective) Touch Are Atypical in Autism.
C-tactile (CT) afferents encode caress-like touch that supports social-emotional development, and stimulation of the CT system engages the insula and cortical circuitry involved in social-emotionalExpand
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Parental Oxytocin and Early Caregiving Jointly Shape Children’s Oxytocin Response and Social Reciprocity
Oxytocin (OT) has an important role in bond formation and social reciprocity, and animal studies indicate that OT functioning is transferred from parent to child through patterns of parental care.Expand
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Oxytocin and cortisol in romantically unattached young adults: associations with bonding and psychological distress.
Despite extensive research on the involvement of oxytocin (OT) in mammalian bonding, less is known about its role in human social affiliation across the life cycle. Forty-five romantically unattachedExpand
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Prolactin, Oxytocin, and the development of paternal behavior across the first six months of fatherhood
Animal studies have implicated the neuropeptides Prolactin (PRL) and Oxytocin (OT) in processes of maternal bonding and PRL has similarly been shown to play a role in the neurophysiology ofExpand
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