Crystal structure of the neurophysin-oxytocin complex. Image by Edgar181, via Wikimedia Commons
Social signals in the brain are modulated by Oxytocin

Oxytocin, which carries the tag of 'love hormone', is also involved in a wide array of social signalling mechanisms. Researchers from Harvard, Catherine Dulac and colleagues tested the effects of oxytocin lacking male mice and discovered that these mice did not display the typical preference towards female mice. The seat of action is considered to be Amygdala, a brain region primarily associated with fear. Researchers state that Oxytocin acts as a regulator of input signals in the brain and turn up the significance of certain signals as compared to others.

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