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Naltrexone blocks endorphins released when dancing in synchrony

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Group synchronised dance is hypothesised to activate the Endogenous Opioid System (EOS), thereby increasing pain threshold, and encouraging social closeness. Previous studies have been limited to the use of pain threshold as a proxy indicator of EOS activation. We conducted a double-blind administration of placebo and naltrexone (an endorphin antagonist) before groups of strangers danced in synchrony and measured both pain threshold and sense of belonging to the group after dancing. A 100 mg ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s40750-017-0067-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SAME
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
St Annes College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4266-6834
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
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Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
3
Pages:
241-254
Publication date:
2017-05-18
Acceptance date:
2017-05-08
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EISSN:
2198-7335
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pubs:809149
URN:
uri:d11451a8-4279-481d-a649-f31e2c4c4966
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uuid:d11451a8-4279-481d-a649-f31e2c4c4966
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pubs:809149

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