Scientific American Mind

Love that knows bounds

oxytocin,apartOxytocin, the so-called love hormone, activates feelings of trust and attraction between people when it is released in the brain, and it rises in the early stages of romantic love. Yet it is not just a Cupid’s arrow that spurs you to fall in love with the nearest person, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Instead oxytocin’s social magic depends on whether or not a person is in a monogamous relationship.

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