Oxytocin Facilitates Social Learning by Promoting Conformity to Trusted Individuals

  title={Oxytocin Facilitates Social Learning by Promoting Conformity to Trusted Individuals},
  author={Lei Xu and Benjamin Becker and Keith M. Kendrick},
  journal={Frontiers in Neuroscience},
There is considerable interest in the role of the neuropeptide oxytocin in promoting social cohesion both in terms of promoting specific social bonds and also more generally for increasing our willingness to trust others and/or to conform to their opinions. These latter findings may also be important in the context of a modulatory role for oxytocin in improving the efficacy of behavioral therapy in psychiatric disorders. However, the original landmark studies claiming an important role for… 

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