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Here's Your Chance to Try Oxytocin

But only if you live in or near South Carolina.

The Medical University of South Carolina is recruiting subjects for a study that will scan the brains of people, to see what parts of the brain become active after they inhale oxytocin.

The purpose of this research study is to investigate which areas of the brain are active when people inhale oxytocin, a substance normally produced by the body. In the brain, oxytocin is involved in social recognition and bonding, and might be involved in the formation of trust between people.

Participation in this study will require a baseline screening, as well as two subsequent visits one week apart. Each subsequent visit will involve an MRI scan, and should take up to 2-3 hours.

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