The neurobiology of trust.

@article{Zak2004TheNO,
  title={The neurobiology of trust.},
  author={Paul J. Zak and Robert Kurzban and William T. Matzner},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={1032},
  pages={
          224-7
        }
}
This is the first report that endogenous oxytocin in humans is related to social behaviors, which is consistent with a large animal literature. Subjects are put into a social dilemma in which absent communication, cooperative behavior can benefit both parties randomly assigned to a dyad. The dilemma arises because one participant must make a monetary sacrifice to signal the degree of trust in the other before the other's behavioral response is known. We show that receipt of a signal of trust is… CONTINUE READING
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