Flashcards in Lecture 33: the neurobiology of sex, attachmennt, and emphaty Deck (5)
***What are the principle effects of testosterone on sexual behaviour in males?
androgen - testosterone:
male sexual characteristics
***What are the principle effects of oestrogens on sexual behaviour in females?
oestrogens - oestradiol:
female sexual characteristics
***What role does the dopaminergic system play in attraction and romantic love?
dopamine is released during sex
dopaminergic activity particularly linked to romantic love:
a. strong stimulus salience effects
b. rewarding effects of feeling
c. motivational aspects
d. psychophysical aspects
***What are the major psychological effects of oxytocin and vasopressin?
oxytocin - uterine contractions during labour, milk let down
vasopressin - homoestatic efforts on water retention in kidney
1. attachment and trust
2. social cognition
3. fear and anxiety