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The role of ocytocin

Oxytocin is a hormone that,when released,can affect emotional,social,and cognitive functions

There are many effects of oxytocin, the ones listed above are just a few examples.

Oxytocin in the amygdala

Deficits Of oxytocin

Effects of oxytocin when released




Oxytocin receptors are present in the amygdala so when oxytocin is released, it can modulate the activity of the amygdala.

A lack of oxytocin can lead to many physiological and psychological effects. It has been noted that people who are deficient in oxytocin exhbit difficulty bonding in social interactions as well as have an increase in stress and anxiety. Another common symptom of someone with low oxytocin is depression.

Maternal Bonding

Social Memory

Mood Regulation