The Female Brain

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I just found an article in Men's Health May 2007 "Her Eyes Say Maybe, But Her Brain Says..." by Louann Brizendine.
She's written 2 books: The Female Brain and The Male Brain
She talks about the benefits of oxytocin generating activities. She suggests a 20 second minimum.
Blessed be to those who bond


Here's another oxytocin tidbit

If a high five or an equivalent can in fact enhance performance, on the field or in the office, that may be because it reduces stress. A warm touch seems to set off the release of oxytocin, a hormone that helps create a sensation of trust, and to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
In the brain, prefrontal areas, which help regulate emotion, can relax, freeing them for another of their primary purposes: problem solving. In effect, the body interprets a supportive touch as “I’ll share the load.”
“We think that humans build relationships precisely for this reason, to distribute problem solving across brains,” said James A. Coan, a a psychologist at the University of Virginia. “We are wired to literally share the processing load, and this is the signal we’re getting when we receive support through touch.”