• Psychology
  • Published 2016

Social behavioral effects of oxytocin on infant mouse behavior

  title={Social behavioral effects of oxytocin on infant mouse behavior},
  author={Corinne N. Carlton and Elizabeth A D Hammock},
Oxytocin (OT), a neuropeptide, is most commonly known for its direct effects on uterine contractions and milk ejection and for its role in social behavior in mammals. Recent research has focused on the effects of OT in adult social behavior, yet preliminary research suggests that the behavioral effects of OT begin in infancy. Mammals depend on social behavior as a fundamental aspect of survival and a means of reproduction. Some of those social behaviors arise as a result from early exposure to… CONTINUE READING