Oxytocin Improves “Mind-Reading” in Humans

  title={Oxytocin Improves “Mind-Reading” in Humans},
  author={G. Domes and M. Heinrichs and A. Michel and C. Berger and S. Herpertz},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  • G. Domes, M. Heinrichs, +2 authors S. Herpertz
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • BACKGROUND The ability to "read the mind" of other individuals, that is, to infer their mental state by interpreting subtle social cues, is indispensable in human social interaction. The neuropeptide oxytocin plays a central role in social approach behavior in nonhuman mammals. METHODS In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, within-subject design, 30 healthy male volunteers were tested for their ability to infer the affective mental state of others using the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test… CONTINUE READING
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