Oxytocin — the Love Drug’s Double Nature

Hans Gets Thrown Under the Bus

Gratuitous Brian Ferry photo — Bryan singing Love is the Drug
Gratuitous Bryan Ferry PR Photo
  • The neurotransmitter, oxytocin, both up-regulates and down-regulates empathy. It makes Us more us-like and Them more them-like.
  • Our Us vs Them reaction is fast thinking — a knee jerk response
  • Since it can’t be eliminated, it must be…



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