Oxytocin and the social brain: neural mechanisms and perspectives in human research.

  title={Oxytocin and the social brain: neural mechanisms and perspectives in human research.},
  author={Manuela Kanat and Markus Heinrichs and Gregor Domes},
  journal={Brain research},
The present paper summarizes functional imaging studies investigating the effects of intranasal oxytocin (OT) on brain responses to social stimuli. We aim to integrate previous research, point to unresolved issues and highlight perspectives for future studies. The studies so far have focused on identifying neural circuits underlying social information processing which are particularly sensitive to modulations by exogenous OT. Most consistently, stimulus-related responses of the amygdala and… CONTINUE READING
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