Oxytocin facilitates accurate perception of competition in men and kinship in women.

@article{FischerShofty2013OxytocinFA,
  title={Oxytocin facilitates accurate perception of competition in men and kinship in women.},
  author={Meytal Fischer-Shofty and Yechiel Levkovitz and Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={313-7}
}
Despite the dominant role of the hormone oxytocin (OT) in social behavior, little is known about the role of OT in the perception of social relationships. Furthermore, it is unclear whether there are sex differences in the way that OT affects social perception. Here, we employed a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover design to investigate the effect of OT on accurate social perception. Following treatment, 62 participants completed the Interpersonal Perception Task, a method of assessing… CONTINUE READING
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