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From aggression, to empathy, pair bonding and parental behavior, social behaviors are diverse and complex. How the brain interprets, processes and reacts to these cues, remained a mystery until very recently, when new technologies finally gave scientists the tools to examine the neurocircuits behind these cognitive processes.
These technological and scientific advances will enable scientists to get a glimpse into how we process and integrate social cues and ultimately behave in response. These insights are important to understanding and potentially treating disorders like schizophrenia and autism, where social behaviors are dysregulated. But they are also central to human existence on a grand scale, from our own personal lives to the societies in which we live, whether hierarchical, democratic or otherwise—these are all dictated by social behaviors, and the neurocircuitry behind them.
Delve into these fascinating topics in this Virtual Keystone Symposia discussion with meeting organizers of the upcoming Keystone Symposium “Neurocircuitry of Social Behavior,” which will take place in Daejeon South Korea from May 10-13 2020.