The Science of Trust, Oxytocin
“Emotional Videos: Even watching emotional or heart warming clips can increase your oxytocin–47% on average over people’s baseline according to Zak!
•Touch: Handshakes, fist bumps, high fives, hugs–they all produce oxytocin. Never skip a handshake, because that initial touch upon greeting sets you up for a stronger connection as your oxtocin begins to pump.
•Tweeting: Sometimes connection can happen in the digital world too. Zak did a rather unscientific study with Fast Company writer Adam Penenberg and found that after tweeting, his oxytocin increased by 13%! I want to make a special note here: I think this only works if you truly feel you are building relationships and connecting with followers.
•Dancing: Zak did a study with swing dancers and found that after busting some moves, oxytocin levels raised on average (across age and genders) by 11%! Interestingly, Zak found that those who were more central to the social group of dancers had higher production of oxytocin.
•Eye Contact: Mutual gazing is another way to increase oxytocin, which is one of the reasons eye contact is so important during networking.
•Massage: Researchers found that players in the Trust Game who were given massages, had a 9% increase in their oxytocin levels immediately and were willing to give 243% more!
•Laughter: Oxytocin is a very happy chemical. When you laugh with someone, your body triggers all kinds of bonding responses.”

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Oxytocin: hug hormone, trust
Oxytocin (Oxt) is a peptide hormone and neuropeptide. It is normally produced in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary. It plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction, childbirth, and the period after childbirth.

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The dangers of a broken heart
“Heartbreak could prove fatal according to recent research from Denmark. The study by a team from Aarhus University discovered that people whose partner died, particularly if the death was unexpected, had a greater risk of developing an irregular heartbeat for up to 12 months after their bereavement.”

Broken heart syndrome

“Cardiomyopathy is a general term for diseases of the heart muscle, where the walls of the heart chambers have become stretched, thickened or stiff. This affects the heart’s ability to pump blood around the body.”