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    In this issue of Neuron, Yu et al. (2022) uncovered a sensory pathway by which social touch can activate oxytocin neurons in the hypothalamus. Their stimulation protocol could deliver pleasant sensory stimuli to juvenile mice, increasing their later-life social interactions. Copyright © 2022 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


    Yan Tang, Ron Stoop. The petting factor: Oxytocin and social touch. Neuron. 2022 Mar 16;110(6):909-911

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    PMID: 35298915

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