Oxytocin enhances resting-state connectivity between amygdala and medial frontal cortex

Chandra Sekhar Sripada, Kinh Luan Phan, Izelle Labuschagne, Robert Welsh, Pradeep Jonathan Nathan, Amanda Gabrielle Wood

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Abstract

The neuropeptide oxytocin (OXT) plays an important role in complex socio-affective behaviours such as affiliation, attachment, stress and anxiety. Previous studies have focused on the amygdala as an important target of OXT s effects. However, the effects of OXT on connectivity of the amygdala with cortical regions such as medial frontal cortex, an important mediator of social cognition and emotion regulation, remain unexplored.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255 - 260
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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