Voles That Console

Feeling stressed? Hug a prairie vole! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When you’re upset, friends come to comfort you. Why? Because of oxytocin, a.k.a. the love hormone. It’s linked to the warm fuzzy feelings you get from a hug. But studying oxytocin and fuzzy

That Lovin’ Feeling

What happens when love and touch meet? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Love isn’t always about words. We say a lot in the way we touch and hold loved ones. These physical contacts release feel-good brain chemicals like oxytocin. But do those brain responses

Generosity Hormone

Are you willing to lend a hand—or a fiver? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A friend in need? We’re on it! But what about needy strangers? René Hurlemann at the University of Bonn Medical Center and his colleagues had an idea. Their possible remedy