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Human-like modes of communication, including mutual gaze, in dogs may have been acquired during domestication with humans. We show that gazing behavior from dogs, but not wolves, increased urinary oxytocin concentrations in owners, which consequently facilitated owners' affiliation and increased...

Author(s)
Nagasawa, M.; Mitsui, S.; En, S.; Ohtani, N.; Ohta, M.; Sakuma, Y.; Onaka, T.; Mogi, K.; Kikusui, T.
Publisher
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, USA
Citation
Science (Washington), 2015, 348, 6232, pp 333-336
Abstract

Recent evidence suggests that enduring social bonds have fitness benefits. However, very little is known about the neural circuitry and neurochemistry underlying the formation and maintenance of stable social bonds outside reproductive contexts. Oxytocin (OT), a neuropeptide synthetized by the...

Author(s)
Romero, T.; Nagasawa, M.; Mogi, K.; Hasegawa, T.; Kikusui, T.
Publisher
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, USA
Citation
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014, 111, 25, pp 9085-9090