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30 November 2010

Love hormone oxytocin boosts memories of mom

Men who inhaled a synthetic form of oxytocin, a naturally occurring chemical known as the 'love hormone', recalled intensified fond memories of their mothers.

A study involving men and their mothers suggests a new function for the "love hormone" oxytocin in human behaviour.

These findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, appear to contradict public perception about oxytocin's beneficial effects, the researchers say.

 
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