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A nose spray that makes you better at detecting emotions

posted 5 Aug 2012, 13:11 by Jan Szafranski   [ updated 5 Aug 2012, 13:11 ]

New research released by the Research Council of Norway suggests that by using a nasal spray to ingest a specific hormone, humans can improve their ability to read facial expressions.

Oxytocin, dubbed the “bliss hormone”, is considered an important aspect of forming and maintaining social relationships among many species — and probably humans. Not only this, but studies on the bliss hormone have suggested it may have a positive effect on those with autism — improving the ability to interpret emotions and reducing repetitive behavior.

Read the full article at  http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/smart-takes/a-nose-spray-that-makes-you-better-at-detecting-emotions/28048?tag=nl.e660