Oxytocin and the Evolution of Love, Intelligence and Mental Health

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People will write sonnets, build palaces and even kill for love. It is a magical experience of seemingly science-defying proportions.  But as Dr. Cort Pedersen explains, there is a reason our social life is both so complicated and so important to us. We evolved for it! Join us as we trace how a humble chemical came to shape our mammalian ancestors and ultimately define what it means to be human.

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