Donnerstag, Mai 22, 2008

Love hormone helps people trust again

Scientists from Zurich University have discovered that the "love hormone" oxytocin can help foster trust after a betrayal.

The results of a study, which appears in the science publication Neuron, have brought the research team closer to understanding the physiological mechanism behind this response.

Whether in love, politics, family life or business, humans rely on trust to live together. Understanding what promotes trust can also be useful in treating mental problems associated with social dysfunctions, according to the researchers.

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