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Oxytocin increases trust in humans
Trust pervades human societies. Trust is indispensable in friendship, love, families and organizations, and plays a key role in economic exchange and politics. In the absence of trust among tradingExpand
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Social support and oxytocin interact to suppress cortisol and subjective responses to psychosocial stress
BACKGROUND The presence of social support has been associated with decreased stress responsiveness. Recent animal studies suggest that the neuropeptide oxytocin is implicated both in prosocialExpand
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Oxytocin and vasopressin in the human brain: social neuropeptides for translational medicine
The neuropeptides oxytocin (OXT) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) are evolutionarily highly conserved mediators in the regulation of complex social cognition and behaviour. Recent studies haveExpand
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Oxytocin Attenuates Amygdala Responses to Emotional Faces Regardless of Valence
BACKGROUND Oxytocin is known to reduce anxiety and stress in social interactions as well as to modulate approach behavior. Recent studies suggest that the amygdala might be the primary neuronal basisExpand
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Oxytocin Shapes the Neural Circuitry of Trust and Trust Adaptation in Humans
Trust and betrayal of trust are ubiquitous in human societies. Recent behavioral evidence shows that the neuropeptide oxytocin increases trust among humans, thus offering a unique chance of gaining aExpand
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Oxytocin Improves “Mind-Reading” in Humans
BACKGROUND The ability to "read the mind" of other individuals, that is, to infer their mental state by interpreting subtle social cues, is indispensable in human social interaction. The neuropeptideExpand
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Intranasal Oxytocin Increases Positive Communication and Reduces Cortisol Levels During Couple Conflict
BACKGROUND In nonhuman mammals, the neuropeptide oxytocin has repeatedly been shown to increase social approach behavior and pair bonding. In particular, central nervous oxytocin reduces behavioralExpand
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Predicting posttraumatic stress symptoms from pretraumatic risk factors: a 2-year prospective follow-up study in firefighters.
OBJECTIVE Most studies focusing on risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have used retrospective study designs. Only a small number of studies have prospectively examined risk factorsExpand
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Oxytocin, vasopressin, and human social behavior
There is substantial evidence from animal research indicating a key role of the neuropeptides oxytocin (OT) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) in the regulation of complex social cognition and behavior.Expand
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Effects of different kinds of couple interaction on cortisol and heart rate responses to stress in women
In animal studies, positive social interaction and physical contact play a preeminent role in the control of behavioral and neuroendocrine responses to stress. The aim of this study was to determineExpand
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