Oxytocin, Vasopressin and Related Peptides in the Regulation of Behavior

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The mammalian neurohypophyseal peptide hormones oxytocin and vasopressin act to mediate human social behavior - they affect trust and social relationships and have an influence on avoidance responses. Describing the evolutionary roots of the effects that these neuropeptides have on behavior, this book examines remarkable parallel findings in both humans and non-human animals. The chapters are structured around three key issues: the molecular and neurohormonal mechanisms of peptides; phylogenetic considerations of their role ...

Oxytocin, Vasopressin and Related Peptides in the Regulation of Behavior 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521190350

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