Suddenly being awash in tears shows a strong empathy response – a key component of emotional intelligence.
There is growing evidence that when poor-quality oxytocin is used, it fails to prevent post-partum haemorrhage.
Many features of proteins are analogous to music. Mapping these features together creates new musical compositions that help researchers learn about proteins.
Touch is the first sense to develop in the womb.
Dogs process the sensory world very differently than humans, but love in a way that is entirely familiar.
Rather than a vaccine to beef up your immune system, a psychoactive substance could boost your cooperative, pro-social behavior – curtailing the selfish actions that spur on coronavirus’s spread.
Though a recent study’s results were promising, there is still much that researchers don’t know.
Are the best co-workers really the ones with four legs and a tail? Science says it depends.
Up to 35% of mothers and fathers don’t fall in love with their baby immediately.
When it comes to love, science has not yet got it right. And there’s a wonderful reason why.
The physiology underlying mother-infant bonding can help us understand the connections between positive relationships and health.
Will your marriage be better if you and your partner are genetically compatible? Is there any evidence that certain genes make someone a better or worse partner? And if so, which genes should we test?
As the documentary about ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ hits theaters, it’s worth noting that Rogers’ emphasis on kindness and love is proving to be very important to good health.
The “love hormone” system starts to develop in the womb and is important in helping us deal with stress.
Why we love our phones so much might be related to our basic yearnings as human beings, explains a scholar, who is also a pastor.
Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, is a medicine that temporarily reverses the effects of opioid drugs such as heroin, morphine and oxycodone.
A synthetic version of the hormone oxytocin has been shown to improve social responsiveness among some children with autism.
Increasing autistic children’s levels of vasopressin, a hormone that regulates social behaviour, could help treat the social deficits common to autism, research suggests.
A study has shown that alcohol and oxytocin, often dubbed “the love hormone” are more similar than we thought.
Levels of a male sex hormone known to influence aggression and a “love” hormone that promotes bonding both rise in traditional hunters headed home after the kill. What’s going on?