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Social Neuroscience and Pharmacology

Currently our main efforts are to understand to what extent the neuropeptide oxytocin is relevant for social attention, risk of autism spectrum disorders and aggression in humans, as well as to reveal the underlying neural mechanisms mediating oxytocin’s effects on social behaviors. To do so we use

  1. human genetic association studies of large cohorts assessed for social behaviors and relevant endophenotypes
  2. experimental studies of the effects of intranasal oxytocin treatment on e.g. social attention and aggression in humans, and
  3. experimental studies of social preference and aggression in zebrafish.

Lars Westberg

PhD, Associate Professor, Principal investigator
Phone: +46 31-786 34 31
E-mail: lars.westberg@pharm.gu.se

Group members

Jenny Landin, Postdoc
Susanne Henningsson, Postdoc
Daniel Hovey, PhD student

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