Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus.
Researchers have discovered particular oxytocin neurons in the mouse brain that influence memory for object recognition.
Mice, like humans, fight for mates and territory, form intricate social groups, and learn when it is safer to stay away from particular opponents.
Researchers recently discovered a phenomenon as they delved into the investigation of whether early-life stress exacerbates the impact of a childhood head injury on health and behavior in later years.
The gut microbiome, a community of trillions of microbes living in the human intestines, has an increasing reputation for affecting not only gut health but also the health of organs distant from the gut.
Being with friends and family may be a positive experience for some voles but it is merely tolerable to others, suggests a study published today in eLife.
AZoLifeSciences speaks to researchers about their latest protein research, and how protein songs can be created from classical music.
Interactions between individuals of the same species shape many aspects of their biology, including their social behavior.
Oxytocin, produced by the hypothalamus and sometimes known as the "love hormone" for its involvement in pair bonding and orgasm, can be a strong ally in the control and prevention of osteoporosis, according to a study by scientists at São Paulo State University in Brazil.
Oxytocin is the so-called “cuddle hormone” or “love hormone” that plays a role in strengthening the relationship between the mother and child and controlling social bonding.
Penn State researchers have developed a new method for studying key moments in brain development. Yongsoo Kim, assistant professor of neural and behavioral sciences at Penn State College of Medicine, is using the method to understand how oxytocin receptor expression changes in normally developing mice and mouse models of autism spectrum disorder.
A new study shows that two brain-signaling molecules regulate how male anemonefish care for their young ones and react to nest invaders.