Behavior: Oxytocin Promotes Fearless Motherhood

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Abstract

In mammals, lactating mothers show reduced fear and anxiety. A new study reveals the way by which the lactation-inducing neuropeptide oxytocin attenuates social fear in lactating female mice by inhibiting activity in a single brain area. In mammals, lactating mothers show reduced fear and anxiety. A new study reveals the way by which the lactation-inducing neuropeptide oxytocin attenuates social fear in lactating female mice by inhibiting activity in a single brain area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R359-R361
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Apr 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

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