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Oxytocin the love hormone could cure shyness
Telegraph U.K. via Drudge ^ | 9/23/10 | Richard Alleyne

Posted on 09/23/2010 8:08:31 PM PDT by SanFranDan

Scientists have discovered that the hormone oxytocin could help wallflowers overcome awkwardness in social situations.

The chemical dubbed "the hormone of love" is known to increase empathy and bonding – especially parents and their children. But now researchers have found it improves the social skills of the shy – but has little effect on those who are naturally confident.

The finding could have implications for those with severe social deficiencies, often apparent in conditions like autism. Researchers at Israel's Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment and Columbia University were examining whether the hormone, which occurs naturally in the body could make us more understanding of others.

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1 posted on 09/23/2010 8:08:33 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: SanFranDan
BS.

Beer works fine.

2 posted on 09/23/2010 8:10:39 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: SanFranDan

What do these people think Tequila is for?


3 posted on 09/23/2010 8:10:59 PM PDT by NerdDad (Aug 7, 1981, I married my soul mate, CDBEAR. 29 years and I'm still teenager-crazy in love with her.)
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To: SanFranDan

No thanks. When I get gregarious people don’t like me. At least when I’m shy people can’t make up their mind.


4 posted on 09/23/2010 8:11:08 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: SanFranDan

Sounds like there is something there.


5 posted on 09/23/2010 8:11:31 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: SanFranDan
Might as well try it. Nothing else works with autism.
6 posted on 09/23/2010 8:12:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SanFranDan
They already found a cure for shyness:

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7 posted on 09/23/2010 8:13:13 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: NerdDad

The problem with alcohol is that it also make you stupid. And obnoxious. And puke.


8 posted on 09/23/2010 8:14:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

My daughter has social problems. She has a brain injury and didn’t talk until she was 5. She’s 13 now, and she’s different.

The thing that has helped her the most has been getting involved with theater. She’s made friends, and now she doesn’t mind getting up in front of classmates for presentations.

I’d be curious if this would help her some more. She still has a ways to go in her social skills area.


9 posted on 09/23/2010 8:19:49 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: SanFranDan

please, spare me
a freakin pill for everything
how about a pill to cure gayness
or a pill to cure mooselimbs
or a pill to cure the desire to kill your unborn child or your live child for that matter
then i’ll be interested
or a pill to cure the desire to molest a child


10 posted on 09/23/2010 8:23:49 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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What do these people think Tequila is for?

A Mockingbird.

;-)

11 posted on 09/23/2010 8:26:27 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: luckystarmom
Some of us with 'social problems' as children have grown up to be productive members of society, using our isolation and intense focus to build great things that have improved the situation of mankind.

Let your kid be herself. Trust in God.

And as a reality tip, some social conventions can be 'imprinted' regardless of if they make sense to the social inept. Bathing, eating with the mouth closed, etc... are what Skinner's behavioral science was good at.

Being comfortable with large groups? Maybe never. But that isn't the end of the world.

/johnny

12 posted on 09/23/2010 8:28:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SanFranDan

My brain cells were bathed in oxytocin while I was breast-feeding my four children.

I am no longer shy of babies.


13 posted on 09/23/2010 8:29:05 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: SanFranDan
She told me we couldn't afford beer anymore and I'd have to quit.

Then I caught her spending:

$65 on make-up,

$150 for a cut & color,

$30 for a manicure,

$40 for a pedicure,

$50 on vitamins,

$300 on clothes, and

$600 for a gym membership.

I asked how come I had to give up stuff and not her. She said she needed it to look pretty for me.

I told her that was what the beer was for.

I don't think she's coming back.

14 posted on 09/23/2010 8:29:50 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: savedbygrace
Tequila Mockingbird. Opening band for Youth in Asia.

/johnny

15 posted on 09/23/2010 8:30:23 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: yldstrk

Something with a practical value ya’ mean?


16 posted on 09/23/2010 8:30:52 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: savedbygrace

Mockingbirds drink tequila? Who knew? Maybe that’s why they sleep all day.


17 posted on 09/23/2010 8:32:05 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: savedbygrace

That was one of the best replies I’ve ever seen. If it’s cliche I’ve never heard it.


18 posted on 09/23/2010 8:34:43 PM PDT by reed13 (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.")
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To: Eagles6

eggs zacleee :-)


19 posted on 09/23/2010 8:35:52 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Eagles6

Shortly after the film came out, we got a Siamese cat and I insisted we name him Tequila, short for Tequila Mockingbird.

As a 12 YO, I thought I was so clever.


20 posted on 09/23/2010 8:36:26 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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