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Oxytocin has been called the love hormone, the hug hormone, and the cuddle hormone, but just what is oxytocin, and what does it do to us? Join Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein on a journey deep into the brain as she unravels the fascinating science of oxytocin. We'll learn about how the hormone is tied to social behaviors, lactation, and childbirth, and we'll distinguish real scientific discoveries from hoaxes. With Randi as our guide, we'll travel back in time to meet brilliant (but eccentic) investigators, conniving hucksters, and a few oxytocin-bonded loving mountain moles.
We're offering a limited number of tickets for this event so that everyone who attends can ask questions and engage in the discussion if they'd like. We hope to create an intimate vibe, as if we're all together in someone's living room, so we'd ask that you keep your video camera on throughout the event.
Entrance into the event is on a first come, first serve basis. Once we hit capacity, we will not be able to allow additional people into the event. Please plan accordingly.
MIT COVID-19 Response Funds
In exchange for the value you receive from this event, we ask that you make a donation (in an amount of your choosing) to the MIT Covid-19 Response Funds.
Funds will support:
MIT COVID-19 Research Fund
Gifts to support MIT’s response to help with the Covid-19 crisis, including providing equipment, space, expertise, and other resources to local area hospitals and other health care providers. Contributions to this fund will supplement Institute resources that are already being applied to these immediate medical needs including through the Medical Outreach and Crisis Management Team led by Professor Elazer Edelman, such as donations of personal protective equipment. Gifts will also support the work of Project Manus under Professor Martin Culpepper for projects including the design and mass manufacture of disposable face shields.
MIT COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Gifts to support MIT faculty and researchers addressing various aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including vaccine development, portable ventilators, AI solutions, and improved protective equipment.
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Date and Time
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT