Clinical neuroscientist and researcher, Dr. Izelle Labuschagne, has been studying the hormone oxytocin for a long time. Known as the love hack chemical, her research has shown that it’s so much more! Its administration via nasal spray can, for example, temporarily relieve extreme social anxiety in young people. It induces feelings of connectedness and promotes resilience, among other things.
In this episode Izelle talks about some of the many (wonderful!) functions and effects of oxytocin, how we can stimulate its production in ourselves and others, and she touches on some exciting research into how it can be used in sports to promote optimal team performance.
A feel-good episode, almost literally! (You'll see what I mean!)