The “love hormone” also has the unique property of helping those who love food too much to manage overeating and weight loss, though the reason for that wasn’t entirely clear.
New research links the region of the brain associated with fear and the hormone oxytocin to the giving spirit.
When I took part in the "World's Biggest Eye Contact Experiment," my face tingled and I felt warm all over. I couldn't stop smiling, yet was extremely calm and slightly nauseated.
Scientists have figured out the chemical tie between the feelings of gazing into the eyes of your boo and the languid contentment that hits you somewhere during your second Mai Tai.
Researchers in Australia have found that it's way harder to be a drunk idiot if you're all jacked up on hormones—namely, oxytocin: "the cuddle chemical."
A new EU project saw a panel including David Nutt discuss smart drugs, immoral molecules, and the ethics of brain boosting.