Oxytocin plays the game of love

The “love hormone”  has also been found to spark jealousy. According to Daily Science, a new study carried out by Shamay Tsoory from the University of Haifa has found that “when the person’s association is positive, oxytocin bolsters pro-social behaviors; when the association is negative, the hormone increases negative sentiments.”

In an game of luck experiment,  participants  who inhaled the “love hormone” displayed higher levels of envy when the opponent won more money and of gloating when they were ahead.


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