What would be an interesting study is to measure the testosterone levels of college aged men in a bar and compare the ones who aggressively go after the chicks and stay up all night vs. the guys that hang back and wait for a window of opportunity.
I was a hang back guy. I did ok, but I know I could have done a lot better if I was just a tad more aggressive. Maybe it was my t levels...
Okay, this is interesting. I had seen this before but never in such detail: as you know, per Paul Zaks as testosterone goes up, oxytocin goes down. Let's assume that low testosterone can have elevated oxytocin:
'Love Hormone' Oxytocin Tied to Social Anxiety, Fear in MiceAlthough the hormone oxytocin is well-known for its ability to promote feelings of love, social bonding and well-being, new Northwestern Medicine research shows that oxytocin can also intensify painful emotional memories.
The findings are important as chronic social stress is strongly linked to anxiety and depression, and positive social interactions are known to enhance emotional health. The research, which was conducted on mice, is significant because oxytocin currently is being tested as an anti-anxiety drug in several clinical trials.
According to the study, oxytocin seems to play a major role in turning a stressful social situation into a long-term, painful emotional memory.
For example, when a social experience is negative or stressful, oxytocin activates a part of the brain that intensifies the memory and increases the likelihood of feeling anxious during future stressful events."
This described me perfectly post-puberty. My personality dramatically changed - scared my parents a bit - and became a complete introvert due to social anxiety. Now I'm the opposite - no real fear there...
This is very interesting. I think I've always had low testosterone and thus, high Oxytocin...until I got on TRT many years ago. However, what happens to these long-term, painful emotional memories during the time that we have high Oxytocin? Do they go away with TRT or remain under the surface?
Have you ever heard of the Emotion Code? My aunt, now is on her deathbed due to obesity, used to be a very good practitioner of the Emotion Code. I thought it was hocus pocus frankly and said so. However, my aunt asked if she could have permission to treat me. She thought it could help my high BP. I was on no BP meds at the time. I saw no harm in it and it wouldn't take any of my time as I didn't even have to be present in order for her to treat me. She told me that it would take only a few days to start seeing some results. Within ONE WEEK, my BP went from 170's/100's to 130's over 80's....no joke. Even now, I wonder if it was some kind of fluke. It stayed that way for MANY months until life hit an extremely stressful point again and the BP rose again. I am actually going to look into finding another good practitioner of emotional healing as there just might be something to this. It seems crazy to me, but I can't get over those previous results. I'm currently on all this BP medication so I don't die of a stroke or heart attack and my aunt was able to get that down by clearing negative emotions....at least that is how it seemed. It's ironic that she is on her deathbed due to obesity (she lives to eat), but was able to help me significantly even with her own shortcomings...