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“Function of sex differences in the brain for social behavior: Insights from vasopressin and oxytocin” by Alexa H. Veenema, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Michigan State University

Event Type
Lecture
Topics
oxytocin, sex differences, social behavior, vasopressin
Sponsor
Neuroscience Program
Location
Beckman 1005
Date
Jan 22, 2019   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Alexa H. Veenema, PhD, Michigan State University
Contact
Catherine Christian
E-Mail
cathchri@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Neuroscience Program Seminars

Sex differences in the brain are highly prevalent, and yet, we know little about their impact on behavior. In this talk, I will discuss how sex differences in the neuropeptides vasopressin and oxytocin have consequences for the sex-specific regulation of social behavior using rats as model organism. We expect that findings of our research will be essential in the evaluation of vasopressin and oxytocin as potential therapeutic targets in the treatment of social dysfunction in various neuropsychiatric disorders.

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