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Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of social behavior  

Delineating the mechanisms underlying social-emotional development is the central theme of this application, using translational strategies to investigate the social neuroscience of mental health. In this context, most animal studies to date have focused on measures of social behavior in adult animals, which lack mechanistic developmental explanations. Therefore, structure:function developmental studies are proposed in mice to investigate the potential convergence of circuit components involved in mediating social behavior. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $515,840.00
Current Award Period 2007-2012
Project Number 5R01MH080759-05
Principal Investigator Levitt, Pat
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Subcategory Neural Systems
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Southern California
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of social behavior (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of social behavior | $607,379.00 | 2009 | 5R01MH080759-04
Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of social behavior | $546,302.00 | 2008 | R01MH080759-02