Editorial: oxytocin and social behaviour in dogs and other (self-) domesticated species: methodological caveats and promising perspectives

Kis, Anna, Oliva, Jessica Lee, Virányi, Zsófia, and Topál, József (2019) Editorial: oxytocin and social behaviour in dogs and other (self-) domesticated species: methodological caveats and promising perspectives. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. 732.

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[Extract] Over the past decade the oxytocin system has become a focus of attention for researchers from various fields studying mechanisms underlying different forms of social behavior. Some have even suggested that it is the neurohormone, oxytocin, that has had the most permissive role in the evolution of the human nervous system (Carter, 2014), implying that Homo sapiens could not have evolved without it, as the success of this species highly depends on social behavior and cognition. Not surprisingly research into model systems of human social behavior has followed this trend including several discoveries on the relatedness of numerous forms of domestic species' social behavior and their respective oxytocin systems. This is particularly interesting as domestic species are known to have adapted to the human social environment in evolutionary terms, however the proximal and distal mechanisms underlying behavioral parallels between humans and domestic animals still remain largely unexplored.

Item ID: 65919
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1664-1078
Keywords: domestic species, oxytocin, social behavior, dog, intranasal administration, gene-behavior associations
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