Prospective memory (PM) is an important memory for future, refers to the ability to remember to carry out future intentions when prompted by a cue, such as posting a mail when passing the post office. Clinical populations including patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have shown PM deficits.
Depression is a mental disorder that is widespread in the world, with more than 300 million people affected. Although depression can be treated with different methods, only fewer than half of those eligible received treatment because of the difficulty of diagnosing depression. More efficient methods of identifying depression could significantly improve the delivery of services to those in need.
Oxytocin modulates both the decoding of feminine information carried by estratetraenol in straight men and that of masculine information carried by androstadienone in gay men, in an inverted-U-shaped manner — too little or too much oxytocin would inhibit our subconscious decoding of these sexual chemosignals.