The influence of oxytocin administration on responses to infant faces and potential moderation by OXTR genotype

@article{Marsh2012TheIO,
  title={The influence of oxytocin administration on responses to infant faces and potential moderation by OXTR genotype},
  author={Abigail A. Marsh and Henry H. Yu and Daniel S. Pine and Elena K. Gorodetsky and David Goldman and Robert James Richard Blair},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2012},
  volume={224},
  pages={469-476}
}
Oxytocin is a neuropeptide that is associated with increases in social affiliative behaviors, particularly toward infants. However, no previous study has investigated healthy adults’ responses to infant faces following oxytocin administration. In addition, given that preliminary evidence suggests that a single-nucleotide polymorphism of the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene, rs53576, may influence behaviors associated with parental sensitivity, we assessed whether such responses vary according to… CONTINUE READING

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