"Zak has also recently reported that oxytocin levels tend to rise in people while they’re watching sad video clips. Those who expressed the most intense emotional responses to the clips displayed the highest spikes in the hormone.
Other research has suggested that oxytocin may incite the darker emotions of envy and Schadenfreude (gloating). And animal studies have shown that the hormone is related to higher levels of aggression. It may be, researchers now speculate, that oxytocin makes people more sensitive to all social cues, good or bad."
Sunday, February 21, 2010
MinnPost - Get me to the church (and the oxytocin experiment?) on time: