Oxytocin, the so-called “love drug,” has been the subject of ongoing debate surrounding its impact on the human brain—but what does the latest science show? Bianca Jones Marlin, a neuroscientist and postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University, looks at the brains of female mice to see how oxytocin affects the behavior of mothers, and explores how this research could offer solutions for human children who suffer neglect.
A video version of this SciCafe will be available on the Museum’s YouTube channel on Saturday, February 23.
This SciCafe took place at the Museum on February 6, 2019.
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