Talking yields better hormonal responses than texting in girls

01/31/2013 | HealthDay News

Girls who talked to their mothers via phone or in person regarding a stressful event had lower levels of the "stress" hormone cortisol and higher oxytocin levels than those who texted their mothers, a study showed. "Hearing someone's voice is not only able to convey tone and sincerity, but also identity," study author Leslie Seltzer said. The findings appear in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior.

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