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Neural mechanisms of social cognition and bonding - NIH  

The goal of this project is to investigate the interaction of the neurotransmitters glutamate and oxytocin in social cognition and social bonding in prairie voles. Prairie voles are an ideal animal model for investigating the brain mechanisms that regulate affiliative behavior and social bonding. The researchers hypothesize that enhanced oxytocin and glutamate signaling in the brain may be an effective treatment for the disruption in social cognition in psychiatric disorders such as autism.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $28,536.00
Project Number P51RR000165-48
Principal Investigator Young, Larry
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Emory University
State/Country Georgia
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