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Oxytocin Is Why Dogs Are Man's Best Friend

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A new study found dogs that were given oxytocin, popularly called the "love hormone," were better able to read their owners. Follow Katherine Biek: http://www.twitter.com/katherinebiek See more at http://www.newsy.com Sources: Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/view-of-a-puppy-at-the-north-shore-animal-league-americas-news-photo/143452796 Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/actor-dog-uggie-attends-abercrombie-fitchs-presentation-of-news-photo/173331950 BabyCenter http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a1040656/how-love-blossoms-between-you-and-your-child Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/eight-week-old-eleanor-delp-attends-a-what-to-expect-baby-news-photo/150560521 Red Orbit http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113354070/oxytocin-may-have-turned-dogs-into-mans-best-friend-031715/ CBS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CrzpL20_8c Animal Cognition http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10071-015-0843-7 Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/pug-dog-stands-in-the-exhibition-hall-on-the-final-day-of-news-photo/110039290 Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/molly-the-staffordshire-bull-terrier-plays-plays-with-a-news-photo/103200478 ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2015/03/16/4191191.htm ABC http://abcnews.go.com/Health/dogs-love-owners-love-hormone-makes-dogs-mans/story?id=29731708 PLOS One http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0083993 National Center for Biotechnology Information http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3408111/ Image via: Getty Images / Justin Sullivan http://www.gettyimages.com
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Text Comments (7)
onjoFilms (3 years ago)
Cuddle me Katherine and I'll produce enough Oxytocin to feed the world.
Emrys Auen (3 years ago)
I wouldn't want to be the guy dealing with the placebo controlled wolves.
Barack Smith (3 years ago)
My dog likes me more when I give him steak!
You Don't Say? (3 years ago)
need to mass produce oxytocin and have everybody go around injecting it into each other
Apollo Sun (3 years ago)
Fund it
You Don't Say? (3 years ago)
+ndogmario or a rapist >,<
ndogmario (3 years ago)
I get what you mean. spread the love. But I can see how this can be abused by politicians. just put a little bit of oxytocin in your cookie and then BOOM! Instant vote!

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