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Oxytocin

The wonder neurotransmitter is being turned into an anti-shyness nasal spray.

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Oxytocin sounds like our new best friend: It can improve empathy, make you fall in love or go into labor, and it apparently has all the social disinhibition properties of good old alcohol!

Editorial note: Whoa! You've found a super-old post here on BuzzFeed, from an earlier era of the site. It doesn't really represent where we are anymore, and may in fact be totally broken, but we're leaving it up as a part of our early history.