In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom continues his discussion with Dr. Sue Carter, the former director of the Kinsey Institute and a world renowned scientist. She explains the role that oxytocin plays in lowering inflammation and reducing stress. In fact, under stress, the body produces large amounts of oxytocin, and this amazing hormone can help us make better judgments about who it is safe to connect with.
Sue Carter, PhD is the former director of the Kinsey Institute and a world renowned scientist. Her research program has discovered important new developmental functions for oxytocin and vasopressin, and implicated these hormones in the regulation of human connection and early social experiences. She is also studying oxytocin’s implications for controlling stress and chronic pain.