Emory's New Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition

Investigators in the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience (CTSN) have received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to establish a Silvio O. Conte Center in Neuroscience Research to study the neural mechanism by which oxytocin enhances social cognition. Emory's Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition will use rodents, non-human primates and human subject to explore in detail how oxytocin affects social cognition and communication in and between brain areas involved in the processing of social information and reward.  The ultimate goal is to inform future development of novel therapeutic strategies to improve social function in disorders such as autism.  Read more here...