Oxytocin enhances processing of positive versus negative emotional information in healthy male volunteers.

@article{Simplicio2009OxytocinEP,
  title={Oxytocin enhances processing of positive versus negative emotional information in healthy male volunteers.},
  author={Martina Di Simplicio and Rachel Massey-Chase and Philip J. Cowen and Catherine J. Harmer},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={241-8}
}
Animal studies have shown the role of oxytocin in affiliation and attachment, and recent evidence suggests that oxytocin is also involved in human models of approach behaviour, possibly by modulating the processing of emotionally valenced stimuli. Although oxytocin administration has been reported to decrease neural responses to facial emotional information, the effects on a wider range of behavioural measures of emotional processing shown to be sensitive to antidepressant manipulation have not… CONTINUE READING

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