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NIH Research Festival 2006
2006 NIH Research Festival

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October 17 - October 20
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Plenary Session
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Concurrent Symposia
  Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Natcher Auditorium

Translational Characterization for Mechanisms for Complex Social Behavior

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Chaired by Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, NIMH

Balcony B, Natcher Conference Center

Understanding complex social behavior is of considerable importance for neuroscience and psychiatry.  Previously thought to be out of reach of mechanistic hypotheses, recent advances in translational neuroscience begin to outline neural and molecular mechanisms for social behavior under genetic control.  This symposium reviews new research from the NIMH/IRP bringing together linked preclinical and bedside work defining such mechanisms in mouse, primate and both healthy humans and patients with genetically abnormal social cognition.


Mouse Social Tasks in Genetic Models of Williams Syndrome and Autism
Jacki Crawley, NIMH
Adverse Rearing Experience in Non-human Primates: Social and Emotional
Brain Development
Jim Winslow, NIMH

Mechanisms of Genetically Abnormal Social Behavior in Williams Syndrome
Karen Berman, NIMH

Neural Mechanisms for Personality, Anxiety, Violence and Attachment in Humans under Genetic Control
Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, NIMH

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