Valentine’s Day: Love and your Brain

Happy Valentine’s Day, all! Since February 14th has rolled around yet again, we would like to offer some highlights covering the latest in neuroscience research as it relates to love, affection, romance, and (almost) everything in between. “Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.” -Jules Renard What happens…

Oxytocin and Autism

Science magazine is reporting on a new study that found that oxytocin, the so-called “trust hormone”, may be beneficial in dealing with the symptoms of autism. In two small studies conducted in Toronto, researchers administered oxytocin inhalers to children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Following the oxytocin dose, the children, who previously had difficulty interacting…