Contributors
Contributors
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Contributors
Contributors

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2020 issue of The Scientist.

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2020 issue of The Scientist.

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The Neuroscience of Motherhood
The Neuroscience of Motherhood
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Apr 27, 2021
Robert Froemke and Liisa Galea will discuss the neurological changes that occur during motherhood and their effect on behavior and brain health.
Infographic: Measurements that Predict People’s Behavior
Infographic: Measurements that Predict People’s Behavior
Paul J. Zak | Oct 1, 2020
Changes in blood levels of oxytocin and adrenocorticotropic hormone and patterns of neural activity predict how much money people will donate to a cause with high accuracy.
Losing Touch: Another Drawback of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Losing Touch: Another Drawback of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ashley Yeager | May 19, 2020
Affectionate touches tap into the nervous system’s rest and digest mode, reducing the release of stress hormones, bolstering the immune system, and stimulating brainwaves linked with relaxation.
Autism Symptoms May Improve with Modification of Hormone Pathway
Autism Symptoms May Improve with Modification of Hormone Pathway
Catherine Offord | May 2, 2019
Two clinical trials that altered vasopressin signaling report improved social functions in people with autism spectrum disorder, but researchers caution against overinterpreting the results.
Oxytocin Makes Time Fly
Oxytocin Makes Time Fly
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 1, 2018
Can people’s social skills affect their experience of time?
Rewarding Companions
Rewarding Companions
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Oct 26, 2015
Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use. 
Puppy Love
Puppy Love
Jef Akst | Apr 17, 2015
Dog owners bond with their four-legged friends via the same hormonal pathways through which human mothers bond with their babies.
Oxytocin Trains Mouse Mom Hearing
Oxytocin Trains Mouse Mom Hearing
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
The hormone activates neurons that trigger female mice to respond to the distress calls of lost pups.
Oxytocin for Autism?
Oxytocin for Autism?
Ruth Williams | Jan 21, 2015
Scientists find that the hormone improves sociability in a mouse model of autism.
Week in Review: March 31–April 4
Week in Review: March 31–April 4
Tracy Vence | Apr 4, 2014
Transcriptional landscape of the fetal brain; how a parasitic worm invades plants; difficulties reproducing “breakthrough” heart regeneration method; oxytocin and dishonesty
Oxytocin Boosts Dishonesty
Oxytocin Boosts Dishonesty
Ed Yong | Mar 31, 2014
The so-called “love hormone” can make people more dishonest when it serves the interests of their group. 
Epigenetics Play Cupid for Prairie Voles
Epigenetics Play Cupid for Prairie Voles
Kate Yandell | Jun 2, 2013
Females of the pair-bonded rodent species become attached to their lifelong mates following histone modifications near oxytocin and vasopressin receptor genes.