Welcome to my first research update using Revue! If you’re receiving this update, you would have at some point signed up for my Mailchimp mailing list. I decided to make the switch to Revue because it’s easier to use, closely integrated with Twitter, looks nicer, and it’s much easier to read previous updates.
As well as a new newsletter platform, I also have a new paper to share. This paper, recently published in Neuropsychopharmacology
, found that the oxytocin system plays an important role in a diverse set of psychological and somatic processes across the lifespan (non-paywalled PDF
This paper was years
in the making as we used several different techniques to map oxytocin expression patterns in the brain over the lifespan, to compare these human expression patterns with non-human primate expression patterns, to identify the functional relevance of these patterns, and to validate our findings. The results and figures can be reproduced using our R analysis script posted here
For more on this paper, see my Twitter thread, abstract, and key figures below.