Recently, scientists have been working to prove how bad oxytocin is for us, especially for people who don’t suffer from a psychological disorder.
Oxytocin — a love, monogamy, and cuddle hormone — is dangerous, say researchers from Concordia’s Centre for Research in Human Development. This study was published in the journal of the American Psychological Association, and it shows how too much oxytocin results in oversensitivity to the others’ emotions.
The participants of the study completed a test in which they compared different facial expressions showing several emotional states. As expected, test subjects who had taken oxytocin hormone saw the greater emotional intensity in the faces shown to them.
The study proves that oxytocin ramps up innate social reasoning skills, which results in an emotional oversensitivity and this can be detrimental in those who don’t have any serious social deficiencies, as stated by lead researcher, Christopher Cardoso. Oxytocin does have the potential to help people with autism to overcome social deficits.
Source: Science Daily