Conte Projects

The four projects of the Conte Center utilize a comparative approach to assess the role of oxytocin in social cognition.

 
Using cutting edge techniques, project investigators assess functional connectivity between brain regions during social interactions, responses of individual neurons in the amygdala to social stimuli, and complex social cognition in rodents, primates and humans.
 
The integrative nature of the Projects will allow for the first time inferences regarding the relative influence of peripheral and central OXTR activation following intranasal oxytocin administration in humans.
 
Finally, the inclusion of both healthy and ASD subjects maximizes the clinical implications for this research.

For a list of Conte publications click HERE.