Oxytocin: the Cuddle or Love Hormone

Oxytocin is a hormone. The hypothalamus produces it, and the pituitary gland secretes it into our bloodstream. We sometimes refer to it as the cuddle or love hormone because it increases when people socially bond. Oxytocin acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. Thus, it has a part to play in social interactions and sexual reproduction. … Read more