Effects of intranasal oxytocin on emotional face processing in women

@article{Domes2010EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of intranasal oxytocin on emotional face processing in women},
  author={Gregor Domes and Alexander Lischke and Christoph Berger and Annette Grossmann and Sabine C. Herpertz},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={35},
  pages={83-93}
}
The neuropeptide oxytocin (OXT) has previously been found to reduce amygdala reactivity to social and emotional stimuli in healthy men. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of intranasally administered OXT on brain activity in response to social emotional stimuli of varying valence in women. In a functional magnetic-resonance imaging study, sixteen women were presented with fearful, angry, happy and neutral facial expressions after a single dose of 24IU OXT or a placebo… CONTINUE READING
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