Brain substrates of infant-mother attachment: contributions of opioids, oxytocin, and norepinephrine.

@article{Nelson1998BrainSO,
  title={Brain substrates of infant-mother attachment: contributions of opioids, oxytocin, and norepinephrine.},
  author={Eric E Nelson and Jaak Panksepp},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={1998},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={437-52}
}
The aim of this paper is to review recent work concerning the psychobiological substrates of social bonding, focusing on the literature attributed to opioids, oxytocin and norepinephrine in rats. Existing evidence and thinking about the biological foundations of attachment in young mammalian species and the neurobiology of several other affiliative behaviors including maternal behavior, sexual behavior and social memory is reviewed. We postulate the existence of social motivation circuitry… CONTINUE READING
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