A new study of male rhesus macaques reveals exposure to oxytocin and vasopressin 'flattens' group hierarchy, forcing dominant males to become more relaxed and subordinate monkeys to become more confident.
Findings provide a new insight into how the brain regulates food and water intake.
Researchers have discovered a group of neurons in the retina that affect circadian rhythm by sending signals to the SCN.
Early-life exposure to antibiotics may impact brain signaling pathways associated with social behavior and pain regulation. Young mice treated with antibiotics had reduced expression of receptors that mediate endorphin, oxytocin, and vasopressin signaling in the frontal cortex.
According to a new study, the hormone arginine vasopressin promotes trust and cooperation in humans who are in risky situations.
Lower levels of vasopressin were present in the cerebrospinal fluid of infants who later went on to be diagnosed with autism.
Findings provide additional insight into how the circadian clock regulates physiological function.
Drinking water can suppress the vasopressin hormone receptor, mitigating obesity and metabolic syndrome in mice.
According to new research, chimpanzees have almost the same personality trails as humans.
Hydration signals from the gut travel via the vagus nerve to activate thirst neurons in the SFO. These neurons signal to cells in the median preoptic nucleus, driving animals to drink and the kidneys to conserve water in the bloodstream.