Oxytocin: The Science Behind The Most Sensationalized Hormone

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It’s been called the love-hormone, the hug-hormone, and the cuddle-hormone, but just what IS oxytocin and what does it do to us? At this special online event join Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein on a journey deep into the brain as she unravels the fascinating science of oxytocin. She will talk about how the hormone is tied to social behaviors but also to lactation and childbirth, and she will distinguish the real scientific discoveries from the hoaxes. Listen as she travels back in time to meet some of the hormone’s earliest discoverers, and you’ll come away acquainted with eccentric brilliant investigators, conniving hucksters, and a few oxytocin-bonded loving mountain moles.

Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein is a lecturer at Yale University and the author of Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything. Hear her talk about her book on our podcast, A Scientist Walks Into A Bar.

  • Event Date

    Thursday, April 16, 2020

  • Start Time

    7:00 pm Pacific

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  • Location

    Visit our Facebook page at 7pm on the day of the event for the Facebook live show (refresh until you see the video post), or watch the high quality version on Zoom.

  • Available Food & Drink

    Grab an (adult) beverage of your choice and join us!