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
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.