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Title: Effects of intranasal oxytocin on tactile perception
Authors: SILVA, Jessica UrtadoGALHARDONI, RicardoANDRADE, Daniel Ciampi deBRITO, Ivana
Citation: NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, v.698, p.64-68, 2019
Abstract: In addition to its role in childbirth labor and lactation, oxytocin is a well-known neurohormone, having several prosocial effects. Moreover, oxytocin seems to play a significant modulatory role in painful experiences, due to its participation in central and peripheral processing of nociceptive somatosensory information. Despite studies on oxytocin in pain modulation, there is a scarce literature investigating the role of oxytocin in tactile perception. Here we investigate the effects of 24 and 40 IU intranasal administration of oxytocin in the non-harmful mechanical tactile detection threshold in men. The data showed a significant increase in tactile perception in an experimental 40 IU oxytocin group. We suggest that this effect could be the basis for the oxytocin-bonding effect via touch.
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