Doctor Andrei Beloveshkin talked about a simple way to stimulate the production of oxytocin. It turns out that looking eye to eye is enough.
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In the days of smartphones, people look at each other much less. But in vain!
Eye contact greatly changes brain activity. People become more sensitive and empathic, the look increases self-awareness, prepares them for communication and starts the process of “automatic mimicry” – eye movements are adjusted, this also contributes to the development of confidence.
From looking into the eyes, the level of oxytocin rises, so the desire to maintain contact, be near, touch more often is intensified.
Oxytocin is an important hormone / Photo: Unsplash
Thanks to oxytocin, a long-term relationship is formed between parents and children, lovers, owners and their dogs. Or it does not form and weakens – if a person avoids looking.
Oxytocin is often called the hormone of love. This hormone improves well-being, reduces anxiety and makes a person more generous.
Oxytocin is also released during orgasm.