James Rilling, Ph.D.

Department of Anthropology, Emory University
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James K. Rilling is a Professor of Anthropology at Emory University, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Rilling and his colleagues use functional MRI to investigate the neural bases of human social behavior, including parental caregiving and cooperation, with a current focus on the biology of fatherhood. They also use non-invasive brain imaging techniques to compare brain structure and function in monkeys, apes and humans, with the goal of identifying human brain specializations and informing our knowledge of human brain evolution.