20-23 september 2017. Pécs - Hungary
Symposia
Neurobiology of Social Behavior (Árpád Dobolyi)
Neurobiology of Social Behavior (Árpád Dobolyi) 2017-09-21 - 15:30-17:30
Venue: Conference Room F08
The symposium will overview social behaviors in evolutionary perspective. Then, brain circuitry and systems biological results responsible for parental care in rodents will be presented. Finally, specific neuropeptide systems involved in anxiety and consolation behaviours, and their therapeutic use in psychopathologies, such as autism will be discussed.

MAIN ORGANIZER:

Árpád Dobolyi (Chair)
MTA-ELTE NAP B Laboratory of Molecular and Systems Neurobiology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

 

SPEAKERS

15:30 – 16:00 Larry J. Young
Emory University, USA
Neurobiology underlying diversity in social behavior: Implications for autism”

16:00 – 16:30 Inga D. Neumann
University of Regensburg, Germany
"Neuropeptide actions on socio-emotional behaviour in health and psychopathology"

 16:30 – 17:00 Dóra Zelena
Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
„Vasopressin as a social hormone: lessons from the first but still up-to-date mutant rodent model, the Brattleboro rat”

17:00 – 17:30 Árpád Dobolyi (Chair)
MTA-ELTE NAP B Laboratory of Molecular and Systems Neurobiology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
„A systems biological approach to understand parental behaviour”

 

SUMMARY

The symposium will present recent developments in socio-neuroscience by focusing on emerging topics. The presented research field is interdisciplinary, which is reflected by the different approaches of the speakers ranging from evolutionary aspects, behavioural analysis to histological, molecular biological and systems biological point of views. A great emphasis will also be placed on the potential therapeutic applications of the research data.

First, the symposium will describe different social behaviours including mating, consolation etc and their molecular regulatory mechanisms in different species. Another field the symposium will focus on is social fear and anxiety. The involvement of neuropeptides, such as oxytocin, vasopressin, neuropeptide S will be emphasized here. Finally, a specific model of social interactions, parent-offspring relationship and new discoveries regarding their neural control will be presented.