“…..Specific circuits that happen to be in areas we can identify using criteria, anatomical or chemical, with no functional meaning, give rise to functions.
“studies of oxytocin, … the effect of nasal squirts of the hormone on trust are not reliably different from zero. “Our initial enthusiasm for the [intranasal oxytocin] findings has slowly faded away over the years and the studies have turned us from ‘believers’ into ‘skeptics’,” the researchers write.
“…we’re misallocating resources. We’re spending much more on physical health problems than mental health problems, given the impact that those conditions have on people’s lives.”
“… We know from the science; that’s very clear. Passionate love—you’re probably lucky if you get twelve months out of it, maybe eighteen months if you’re really lucky.
“The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness Women have more rights and opportunities than they have had in decades and yet they are less happy than ever in both absolute terms and relative to men.