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The brain opioid theory of social attachment: a review of the evidence

Abstract:

The psychology of close human relationships is increasingly well understood and our understanding of the neurobiology of the onset of pairbonding behaviour in a range of species has benefited from the use of rodent-based models. However, the human literature has suffered from a lack of focus upon the unique nature of primate social bonds and has so far failed to adequately identify the neurobiological and behavioural mechanisms which maintain these complex, diverse and enduring social network...

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10.1163/000579511X596624

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
BEHAVIOUR
Volume:
148
Issue:
9-10
Pages:
985-1025
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1568-539X
ISSN:
0005-7959
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uuid:05c73229-b13b-4a75-a984-bd79b3803343
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306023
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pubs:306023

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