Oxytocin and social bonding.

  title={Oxytocin and social bonding.},
  author={Cameron S. Carter and Jimmy R. Williams and Diane M Witt and Thomas R. Insel},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
The prairie vole is an excellent model for examining the neurobiology of social attachment, and in particular of pair-bond formation. In female prairie voles either sexual interactions or oxytocin infusions can hasten the formation of a partner preference. These results implicate oxytocin in the formation of adult heterosexual social bonds. In conjunction with work on other social systems described in this volume, these findings also support the suggestions of Klopfer and Newton that oxytocin… CONTINUE READING

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