The hormone, called oxytocin, is released by women’s brains during labour and to stimulate milk during breast feeding.
Researchers also found that a drug used to treat baldness had a similar effect in countering anger built up by the action of testosterone.
Scientists have long known that increased testosterone provokes aggressive behaviour. Less well understood is whether even mildly stressful social interactions, such as feeling distrusted by a stranger, can trigger surges of testosterone.
Interesting...now if we could just have liberal doses of this at our regular coffee-shop rendezevous !