Conte Colloquium

Neural Mechanisms of Social Bonding:
Implications for Novel Therapies for Autism

Larry J. Young, PhD

Director, Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition; William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University

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Dr. Young will discuss his research on the role of oxytocin and other brain chemical in regulating social bonding in monogamous prairie voles.  Insights from this research has led to a greater understanding of the social brain and may give rise to novel therapies for improving social functioning in psychiatric disorders characterized by impairments in social cognition.

February 17
Conte Colloquium