Even as men draw flak for not doing enough of parenting as mothers generally do, researchers have discovered that taking care of his kids may not only enforce hormonal changes in fathers but also reshape their brains.
Researchers at Concordia`s Centre for Research in Human Development have shown that too much oxytocin or " love hormone" in healthy young adults can actually result in oversensitivity to the emotions of others.
A new study has suggested that the oxytocin receptor, a gene known to influence mother-infant bonding and pair bonding in monogamous species, also plays a special role in the ability to remember faces.
A new study has revealed that a single dose of the hormone oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, can enhance brain activity while processing social information in kids suffering from autism spectrum disorders.
Researchers have found that oxytocin can sharpen the brain`s self-other differentiation - a function that has been shown to play a crucial role in social bonding, successful social interactions and the tolerance of others.