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Oxytocin-gaze positive loop and the coevolution of human-dog bonds
Gaze into my eyes Humans bond emotionally as we gaze into each other's eyes—a process mediated by the hormone oxytocin. Nagasawa et al. show that such gaze-mediated bonding also exists between us andExpand
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Oxytocin promotes social bonding in dogs
Significance Although the positive impact of social bonds on individual’s fitness has recently been demonstrated, the mechanisms underlying the motivation to form long-term associations remainExpand
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Urinary oxytocin as a noninvasive biomarker of positive emotion in dogs
A reliable assay based on physiological parameters that does not require subjective input from the owners is required to assess positive emotions in dogs. In addition, when viewed from an animalExpand
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Dogs can discriminate human smiling faces from blank expressions
Dogs have a unique ability to understand visual cues from humans. We investigated whether dogs can discriminate between human facial expressions. Photographs of human faces were used to test nine petExpand
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Dog's gaze at its owner increases owner's urinary oxytocin during social interaction
Oxytocin (OT) has been shown to play an important role in social bonding in animals. However, it is unclear whether OT is related to inter-species social bonding. In this study, to examine theExpand
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Cross Fostering Experiments Suggest That Mice Songs Are Innate
Background Vocal learning is a central functional constituent of human speech, and recent studies showing that adult male mice emit ultrasonic sound sequences characterized as “songs” have suggestedExpand
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Oxytocin and mutual communication in mother-infant bonding
Mother-infant bonding is universal to all mammalian species. In this review, we describe the manner in which reciprocal communication between the mother and infant leads to mother-infant bonding inExpand
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Developmental Social Environment Imprints Female Preference for Male Song in Mice
Background Sexual imprinting is important for kin recognition and for promoting outbreeding, and has been a driving force for evolution; however, little is known about sexual imprinting by auditoryExpand
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Attachment between humans and dogs
The special relationship that dogs have developed with humans has been studied not only from the social sciences perspective, but also from the perspectives of psychology and human medicine.Expand
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Developmental consequences and biological significance of mother–infant bonding
Mother-infant bonding is universal to all mammalian species. Here, we review how mutual communication between the mother and infant leads to mother-infant bonding in non-primate species. In rodents,Expand
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