Christmas: an event driven by our hormones?

Research paper by M M Ludwig

Published on: 21 Oct '11Published in: Journal of Neuroendocrinology


No other event in the Christian calendar has such a deep impact on our behaviour as the annual event called Christmas. Christmas is not just 'Christmas Day'; indeed, it is a long developmental rhythm with a period of almost exactly 365 days. Here, I describe the neuronal and hormonal changes and their effects on our behaviour during the preparation and the execution of the event(1) .

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