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Scientists at the Center for Translational Neursocience use multidisciplinary approaches and state-of-the-art technology to explore the neurobiology of prosocial behaviors, including cooperation, compassion, bonding and social reciprocity.  Levels of analysis include genomics, cellular biology, systems neuroscience and behavioral biology. 

The CTSN fosters intellectual exchange and collaboration between basic and translational researchers and clinicians at Emory investigating the neurobiology of prosocial behavior and disorders of the social brain.  The Center recognizes that research in animal models has the potential to transform clinical practice, and research in clinical populations can provide novel insights into the organization of the social brain.  We are committed to translating discoveries made by basic neuroscientists and behavioral biologist into novel strategies for improving social function in psychiatric disorders characterized by deficits in the social domain, including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorders and Schizophrenia.