Episode 19

19: Let us spray: oxytocin and spirituality

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July 6th, 2016

47 mins 24 secs

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About this Episode

Dan and James discuss a recent paper on intranasal oxytocin and spirituality

Some of the topics discussed:

  • A summary of a recent paper on oxytocin and spirituality
  • Why within-subject designs are a better choice for oxytocin research
  • The physiology of nasal administration
  • How do you control for differences in nasal environment
  • Hypothesis-driven vs. exploratory research
  • Oxytocin pathway gene
  • ANCOVA and Lord's paradox (yep, it's called that)
  • Dan applauding the authors for posting ALL their data online
  • James disagrees with Dan on approaches to pre-registering studies
  • James promises never to chew during a recording (sorry!)
  • Producing research vs. actually reading other people's research
  • Our first citation (sort of)
  • How the replication crisis is the fact that we're not doing any
  • Heart rate variability in oysters (and other animals)

Links

  • The paper

http://scan.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/06/22/scan.nsw078

  • Dan's blog post on intranasal oxytocin administration considerations

https://medium.com/@dsquintana/intranasal-drug-administration-in-psychiatry-80d076f1abdd#.dsdrrohdu

  • Dan's paper on the promise and pitfalls of intranasal administration

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26552590

  • The data from the paper

https://osf.io/mjhzw/

  • Our first (blog post) citation

https://rhythmicpsychology.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/shock-shock-horror-horror/

  • Can we replicate the replication crisis?

https://theconversation.com/is-psychology-really-in-crisis-60869

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