Larry Young, Ph.D.

Department of Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine

Larry Young is Director of the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience (CTSN) & the Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition at Emory University.  He heads the Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatric Disorders at Yerkes National Primate Center, and is William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry at Emory School of Medicine.  Dr. Young also directs the Center for Social Neural Networks in Japan.  Dr. Young’s research focuses on the evolution and neural circuit mechanisms underlying social relationships, and the translation of those mechanisms into treatments to improve social function in psychiatric disorders such as autism. His work has identified a roles for oxytocin and vasopressin in mediating social bonding and empathy in prairie voles.

He is the author of The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction explores the latest discoveries of how brain chemistry influences all aspects of our relationships with others. 

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