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The Oxycautioner returns to BBC radio

Not Exactly Rocket ScienceBy Ed YongOct 1, 2012 1:00 PM

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Oxytocin myths are a bit like those big, weighted punching dummies that bounce back up after you take a swing at them. On the flipside, it means that there's never a shortage of opportunities to talk about the real science behind this massively overhyped hormone. Here's me on BBC Worldwide last week, chatting about oxytocin research in light of a new study. And for anyone who hasn't seem them yet, here are my Slate explainer on why oxytocin isn't the "hug hormone" or "moral molecule", and the Twitter rant that preceded it.

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