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.  


Upcoming Events

September 20, 2019: 12:00PM, in Whitehead Auditorium: Catherine Dulac PhD, "Molecular, Cellular and Circuit Level Control of Social Behaviors"

February 14, 2020: Dr. Yartsev (UC Berkley), "Studying the Neural basis of Complex Spatial and Acoustic Behaviors – in Freely Behaving and Flying Bats"


Past Events

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 

October 23, 2018: 10:00 AM, Conte Center/CTSN Seminar, Yerkes Bourne Seminar Room: Miranda Lim MD/PhD, Oregon Health and Science University "Early life sleep disruption and social development in prairie voles: A model of autism?"  

October 31, 2018: 4:00 PM, Conte Center/CTSN Seminar, Yerkes Neuroscience Seminar Room: Mazahir T. Hasan PhD, Biocruces Bizkaia Health Research Institute Bibao, Spain "Novel genetic approaches to investigate fear memory engrams (and social engrams) in health and disease"


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