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Larry Young discusses oxytocin and social behavior

 /  7 May 2014
The Presenter
Presenter
Larry Young
Director, Slivio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition, Emory University

On 7 May, Larry Young demonstrated how the effects of the hormone oxytocin underlie the unique pair bonds of the prairie vole, an animal model of social behavior notable for its monogamy. He also explained how understanding oxytocin’s complex effects on this small mammal may one day lead to novel therapies for people with autism.

Young is professor of psychiatry at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he directs the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience.

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