'Morality pills' may be the US's best shot at ending the coronavirus pandemic, according to one ethicist
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.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus emotion cooperation psilocybin social-distancing altruism oxytocin face-masks masks public-goods performance-enhancement cognitive-enhancement experimental-economics sociopath human-enhancements rules wearing-masks
Researchers have determined the 3D structure of the receptor that the hormone oxytocin binds to. The findings could aid drug development.
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: hormones oxytocin drug-development health-and-medicine
Up to 35% of mothers and fathers don't fall in love with their baby immediately.
March 30, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: neuroscience birth newborns oxytocin attachment-parenting bonding post-partum-depression
Happy Father's Day! Here are five unexpected research findings about dads.
June 12, 2019 • ~7 min
Tags: parents gender childrens-health families oxytocin fathers featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine postpartum-depression
New research could clarify why not all women with traumatic childhoods develop PTSD.
April 23, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: hormones stress trauma cortisol abuse oxytocin health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd
Ecstasy has successfully treated some people with PTSD. A new study suggests reopening the "critical period" in the brain may be why.
April 4, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: brains oxytocin health-and-medicine medications post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd
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