On Opioids and Social Connection

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Nummenmaa and Tuominen, “Opioid system and human emotions,” British Journal of Pharmacology, July 2018

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Henning, et al, “A Potential Role for mu-Opioids in Mediating the Positive Effects of Gratitude,” Frontiers in Psychology, June 2017

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