When Two Become One: The Role of Oxytocin in Interpersonal Coordination and Cooperation

@article{Arueti2013WhenTB,
  title={When Two Become One: The Role of Oxytocin in Interpersonal Coordination and Cooperation},
  author={Maayan Arueti and Nufar Perach-Barzilay and Michael M. Tsoory and Barry Berger and Nir Getter and Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={1418-1427}
}
Cooperation involves intentional coordinated acts performed to achieve potentially positive outcomes. Here we present a novel explanatory model of cooperation, which focuses on the role of the oxytocinergic system in promoting interpersonal coordination and synchrony. Cooperation was assessed using a novel computerized drawing task that may be performed individually or cooperatively by two participants who coordinate their actions. Using a within-subject crossover design, 42 participants… CONTINUE READING
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