I was doing a little research for an article titled “Sex will kill you! 100% Guaranteed” and I came upon an interesting study on Oxytocin.
The study is titled “The Oxytocin enhances pupil dilation and sensitivity to ‘hidden’ emotional expressions.” Here’s the link.
and here’s a quote
“the hormone may act on the brain by literally focusing visual attention on important social information and making it seem more distinct. But the effect was most pronounced in people who started out with difficulty reading social cues.”
Cool, I could use this it seems like I am always the person looking around wondering what I am missing. I never clue in that there is a problem until I have an entire group of friends either glaring or staring at me.
On a side note Oxytocin is nick-named the “cuddle chemical” or the “love hormone”. Oh yuck! Are they going to market it with little Precious Moments characters?
“oxytocin could help, by encouraging cooperation in men and making women behave more approachably”
Here are some more Links on the topic;
Huh? You want to know about sex and death? Oh Um, I really am working on an article about that. I’ll let you know when it is ready.