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“Intranasal arginine vasopressin enhances the encoding of happy and angry faces in humans”. 
Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Jun 07;67(12):1220-2.
Arginine vasopressin (AVP) has a complex but crucial role in social behavior. In nonhuman mammals it facilitates social recognition and bonding while also promoting defensive, aggressive, and territorial behaviors. There has been little research in humans exploring its effect on social cognition, including the encoding of social memories.
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