4 Dec 2013
On December 2, Yale School of Medicine researchers pubished a research in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Science about a nasal spray that enhances the brain activity in individuals with autism. The spray containing the hormone Oxytocin was delivered via nasal spray. Oxytocin is naturally occuring hormone produced in the brain and throughout the body.
“We found that brain centers associated with reward and emotion recognition responded more during social tasks when children received oxytocin instead of the placebo.”
“Oxytocin temporarily normalized brain regions responsible for the social deficits seen in children with autism.”
Science is GREAT!