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The effect of intranasal oxytocin on brain and behaviour in males

07 February 2019

We are examining the effects of intranasal oxytocin on neuroimaging/neuropsychology in males. Oxytocin is an important natural hormone produced by the body which supports social decision-making and the development of bonds between humans.

The study involves 3 sessions. The first is an assessment session where we will do personality interviews. The second and third are MRI sessions where you will once take a dose of intranasal oxytocin, and once placebo.

£50-£100 + food/travel reimbursement


  • - male
  • - age 18-60
  • - no university degree
  • - no offense history
  • - no/minimal drug use
  • - no current mental or neurological illness or brain injury
  • - comfortable in an MRI scanner (i.e. not claustrophobic & can remain still for ca. 60 minutes)

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Ethical approval

Approved by London - City & East Research Ethics Committee
REC Reference : 15/LO/1083

About the researcher

I am a NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD Student based in the department of Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Sciences at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London.

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