Oxytocin — the Love Drug’s Double Nature

Gratuitous Brian Ferry photo — Bryan singing Love is the Drug
Gratuitous Bryan Ferry PR Photo

The big picture

  • 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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Alan Tabor

Alan Tabor

Berkeley Backpacking Biz Lifer, System Builder, Coder, Community Organizer, Music and Evolutionary Biology Geek. Sign up and my projects at http://altabor.org/