Department of Biology
Spotlight on Robert Liu and Elizabeth Ann Amadei

A team of neuroscientists from Emory University's Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition has discovered a key connection between areas of the adult female prairie vole's brain reward system that promotes the emergence of pair bonds. Results from this study, published recently by Nature, could help efforts to improve social abilities in human disorders with impaired social function, such as autism.

(from Emory Press Release).  Read more here.

View article in Nature here.

 

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