Christmas an event driven by our hormones?

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Abstract / Description of output

No other event in the Christian calendar has such a deep impact on our behaviour as the annual event called Christmas. Christmas is not just 'Christmas Day'; indeed, it is a long developmental rhythm with a period of almost exactly 365 days. Here, I describe the neuronal and hormonal changes and their effects on our behaviour during the preparation and the execution of the event(1) .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1191-3
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuroendocrinology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Animals
  • Brain
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Oxytocin
  • Pair Bond
  • Social Behavior
  • Vasopressins


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