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The chemistry of child neglect: Do oxytocin and vasopressin mediate the effects of early experience?

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Title: The chemistry of child neglect: Do oxytocin and vasopressin mediate the effects of early experience?
Author(s): Carter, C. Sue
Subject(s): Nervous system Endocrine system Behavioral biology Animal behavior Human behavior Biochemistry
Abstract: Research described in a recent issue of PNAS by Wismer Fries, Ziegler, Kurian, Jacoris, and Pollak (1) reveals significant group differences in two brain-derived neuropeptides, oxytocin and vasopressin, between family- versus orphanage-reared children. These intriguing results may stimulate a new chapter in the ongoing scientific dialogue concerning the neurobiological effects of early experience.
Issue Date: 2005-12-20
Publisher: The National Academy of Sciences
Citation Info: Carter, C. S. 2005. The chemistry of child neglect: Do oxytocin and vasopressin mediate the effects of early experience? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 102, 18247-18248.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/14476
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Rights Information: Copyright 2005 National Academy of Sciences
Date Available in IDEALS: 2009-12-21
 

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