Physiological and Endocrine Effects of Social Contact

@article{UvnsMoberg1997PhysiologicalAE,
  title={Physiological and Endocrine Effects of Social Contact},
  author={Kerstin Uvn{\"a}s-Moberg},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={807}
}
  • K. Uvnäs-Moberg
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Nonnoxious sensory stimulation associated with friendly social interaction induces a psychophysiological response pattern involving sedation, relaxation, decreased sympathoadrenal activity, and increased vagal nerve tone and thereby an endocrine and metabolic pattern favoring the storage of nutrients and growth. It is suggested that oxytocin released from parvocellular neurons in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) in response to nonnoxious stimulation integrates this response pattern at the… Expand
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