The goal of the Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition is to launch an integrated, coordinated and rigorous research program to discover the neural mechanisms by which oxytocin modulates social cognition.
December 17, 2019: Patti Ricotta, "How the science of pair bonding is helping end female genital mutilation in Uganda" (Yerkes NBB Seminar Room at 12:00-lunch will be served)
January 16, 2020: Steve Chang PhD (Yale), "Neural mechanisms guiding social decision making and social gaze interaction in the primate prefrontal-amygdala circuits"
February 6, 2020: Public Lecture "The Neuroscience of Love" with Helen Fisher PhD and Larry Young PhD
February 14, 2020: Dr. Yartsev (UC Berkley), "Studying the Neural basis of Complex Spatial and Acoustic Behaviors – in Freely Behaving and Flying Bats"
April 22, 2020: John Christianson PhD (Boston College), "Insular Circuits for Social Approach to Stressed Others"
May 10-13, 2020: South Korea. Keystone Symposium on Neurocircuitry of Social Behavior (Organized by Larry Young, Hee-Sup Shin, Hailan Hu and Carmen Sandi). click here
Call for CTSN Pilot Project Grants: Proposals Due December 4, 2019 (See Pilot Project Grants for Details)
November 6, 2019: 2:00-4:00PM at Yerkes. Neural Circuits of Social Behavior Symposium
September 20, 2019: 12:00PM, in Whitehead Auditorium: Catherine Dulac PhD, "Molecular, Cellular and Circuit Level Control of Social Behaviors"
March 9-23, 2019: The Atlanta Science Festival click here
February 26, 2019: 9:30AM, in Yerkes NSB Seminar Room: Hong Zhu PhD, "History of winning remodels thalamo-PFC circuit to reinforce social dominance"
February 15, 2019: 12:00 PM, in the Whitehead Auditorium: Michael Long, PhD, New York University "Turn-taking in social communication: a comparative approach"
February 9, 2019: Atlanta Brain Bee Competition
The lasting effects of social isolation in adolescence. click here
Love in a nasal spray? on The Science Show - ABC Radio. click here
Naturebang Love and Fidelity - BBC Sounds. click here
The Science of Love and Compassion at the Gulbenkian in Lisbon. click here
Oxytocin, Love and Social Awareness. click here
The real science of love. October 9, 2018 click here
Emory Conte Center Renewed! April 18, 2018 click here
Oxytocin may enhance social awareness in autism. April 17, 2018 click here
Fathers’ brains respond differently to daughters than sons. May 25, 2017 click here
Love hormone may help Dads bond with toddlers. February 24, 2017 click here
Oxytocin and Empathy: Voles console one another. January 22, 2016 click here
The hard science of oxytocin. June 24, 2015 click here
Neurobiology of Parenting. August 19, 2014 click here
What rodents can tell us about why humans love. February 2014 click here