Human hypocretin and melanin concentrating hormone levels are linked to emotion and social interaction

Abstract

The neurochemical changes underlying human emotions and social behaviour are largely unknown. Here we report on the changes in the levels of two hypothalamic neuropeptides, hypocretin-1 and melanin-concentrating hormone, measured in the human amygdala. We show that hypocretin-1 levels are maximal during positive emotion, social interaction and anger… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2461

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