The queen of oxytocin

Oxytocin is often touted as the “love hormone”, but it’s also the focus of neuroscientist Dr. Bianca Jones Marlin. Bianca sat down to tell us about her work on how trauma can be inherited, and how oxytocin helps the brain to adapt to caring for a newborn. Join us to hear about her experiences growing up in a unique family, how they inspired her research career and her own personal love story.

Now she’s a scientist, educator and communicator: maybe that’s why she turned the tables and for this episode the interviewer suddenly became interviewee! She’s shared her work in many venues, including taste of science in NYC. You can keep up with her appearances on twitter.

We were lucky enough to be hanging out in NYC for this one thanks to the #SciOut18 unconference. This was a unique gathering of people who care about engagement with non-specialist audiences, because they believe science is for everyone.

The caffeine and care were provided by Le Monde.

The wonderful guest track you hear is “Soul in my body” donated by the inimitable Pinc Louds. From singing on the subway, to touring the US, you can find out where they’ll be playing and when, by following them on Facebook, Twitter and the ‘Gram.