Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Exploring Links between Bonds with Pets & Human Well-Being
By Maria Pranschke, M.Sc., Department of Neuroscience Can having a pet improve your health? Ask any pet owner with a close relationship to their dog or cat and you’ll probably get a resounding “Yes!” Many researchers will also tell you that the scientific findings regarding the association between having pets and health look pretty...
Monday, April 6, 2015
Oxytocin the ‘Love Hormone’? Nah!
By Robyn McQuaid, Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University You’ve heard of oxytocin, the ‘love hormone’, right? You know, it’s that chemical (hormone) released in our brain that makes us want to cuddle, and is released during sex? Maybe you’ve heard of it as the hormone that is released during breast feeding that helps enhance...