1. cs3000

    SIPPING sugar / sweetened water every 5 minutes for stress relief

    Sugars acute anti-stress property isnt just sugar itself, it's the sweetness signalling that creates rapid adjustment to CRH stress neurons (at first i thought that was due to the dopamine release , but that doesn't look likely actually) Corticotropin Releasing Hormone releases ACTH which...
  2. haidut

    Serotonin and oxytocin promote gullibility, trainability, and servility

    A great study, which while done with horses, will probably raise questions (unfortunately only in people with already-low serotonin) of whether the relentless promotion of serotonin (5-HT) as the "happiness hormone" and oxytocin as the "love and connection hormone" has any evidence in support...
  3. Lokzo

    Viagra Increases Oxytocin?

    Antidepressant-like effect of sildenafil through oxytocin-dependent cyclic AMP response element-binding protein phosphorylation Oxytocin (OT) levels in plasma increase during sexual response and are significantly lower in patients with depression. A drug for the treatment of sexual...
  4. haidut

    PTSD / Trauma Is Contagious, Can Be Transmitted Via Odor/pheromones

    This is an amazing study, which goes a long way in confirming what has been anecdotally known for centuries - bad experiences affect not only the individual experiencing them but everybody else this traumatized individual is in closed contact with. With one exception - psychopaths - who are...