Does Your Significant Other Need Attitude Adjustment? A Nasal Squirt of Oxytocin May Do the Trick

Oxytocin…helps lubricate our every prosocial exchange, the thousands of acts of kindness, kind-of kindness and not-as-nakedly-venal-as-I-could-have-been kindness that make human society possible…a raft of new research in humans suggests that oxytocin underlies the twin emotional pillars of civilized life, our capacity to feel empathy and trust.

Full article by Natalie Angier in The New York Times.

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  1. Larry C. says:

    Oxytocin sounds promising. Where do I get it?

  2. Ken says:

    Sounds too good to be true. If it really works why limit the application to a significant other? How about all your co-workers? Snippity sales clerks? Fellow subway riders? Obnoxious people you meet on the street? Etc.

  3. Joe S. says:

    Why not go up in a helicopter and spray it over entire cities?

  4. Vicki says:

    I wonder if the stuff can be mixed in with food and served for dinner.