Scientists have uncovered preliminary evidence that oxytocin, a neurohormone that reduces stress and fosters social bonding, could help to reduce dominant behavior in psychopathic offenders.

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In all seriousness, could this be linked to the common old-school sentiment expressed in the quote from Full Metal Jacket: “What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn’t Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?” If people are not shown enough affection in their formative years, maybe an oxytocin imbalance is part of the harmful influence of neglect.


I first read this as Oxycotin and thought we were just going to start shooting up psychopaths with heroin.


If people are not given enough affection and love at their formative age, perhaps an oxytocin imbalance may be part of the detrimental effects of neglect.


Have politicians take it regularly to make them better


This is giving me creepy Serenity vibes, like the “Pax” on Miranda… chemical means of making people more submissive and all that.