Nope. Oxytocin isn't going to become the "trust me" drug.

Oxytocin is often referred to as the "trust hormone," a claim that was reinforced by a 2005 study in which participants became more trusting after it was administered via a nasal spray. Trouble is, few studies have been able to reproduce this result, prompting at least one neuroscientist to suggest it's high-time we stop … » 12/18/13 8:40am 12/18/13 8:40am

Oxytocin keeps committed men away from attractive women

Often referred to as the "trust hormone," oxytocin is typically associated with helping couples establish a greater sense of intimacy and attachment. Lesser known, however, is its potential role, if any, in preventing couples from cheating. But as a new study from the University of Bonn suggests, it may in fact prevent… » 11/14/12 6:30am 11/14/12 6:30am

A soothing voice can change your hormones...but a text message won't

It's not always easy to distinguish between human social interactions and the complex chemical interactions that underpin them. Just hearing a calming, familiar voice can alter a person's hormones in a beneficial way...and technology just gets in the way. » 8/14/11 11:40am 8/14/11 11:40am

10 ways to trick your brain into feeling like you're in love

There's nothing like the feeling of being in love - your heart pounds, you feel floaty, and everything seems just awesome. Unfortunately, if you're relying on another person to give you that loving feeling, you're bound to be disappointed. At some point they'll let you down, break your heart, or just go away for the… » 2/14/11 10:00am 2/14/11 10:00am