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Silvio O Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition

CTSN Investigators and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University 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 oxytocin, a brain chemical known for forming bonds between mother and baby.
The Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition is the first NIH funded center to explore how normal brain chemistry involved in mother-infant bonding and attachment affects brain communication and mental processing of social experiences in animals and humans, including those with autism spectrum disorder.

For more information, see the Conte Center website at