Oxytocin reflects our emotional and goal entanglements with others.

It helps overcome the threat response which an unknown other creates. Physical contact and simple sharing like small talk increases oxytocin.rR1

  1. David Rock, Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, 1st ed (New York: Harper Business, 2009). (See notes.)