It’s now more than an hour since I took the oxytocin. I still feel… nothing special. No extra happiness.
In fairness, Paul Zak usually gives people a bigger dose—40 hits of nasal spray. I just got about 15. Zak says he’s done his oxytocin experiment on about 1,000 participants. He found that when someone's oxytocin level went up, they SAID THEY WERE HAPPIER and responded more generously, to strangers.
I’m not clear on the practical benefit. But glad he keeps experimenting.