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Lecture4 - HD 3620 2/4/2010 Lecture 4 Oxytocin and Pair...

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HD 3620 2/4/2010 Lecture 4 Oxytocin and Pair Bonding Research on prarievoles (CS Carter) o Monogamous species o Defining characteristics Vs. montanevoles o Promiscuous species o Differ in OT receptors (Later: vasopressin) o Effects of OT administration (human example) Can make a montanevole behave monogamously Sexual vs. social monogamy (DNA analyses) Proximity, stress, sex o Very important in attachment in people Parent-Infant Co-Sleeping Research on co-sleeping (McKenna et al.) o In most societies children sleep with parents (not US) o We have one of the highest rates of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) in the US o Potential SIDS contributors (2-6 months primarily) Routine apneas—stop breathing throughout night Repositioning of larynx Relocation of breathing control o Method and Findings o American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation Not to sleep face-down less SIDS (Face-down it is easier for them to sleep) *positive effect o St. Louis Study
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course HD 3620 taught by Professor Campa,m. during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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