Dinner and social hour begin at 7:00 pm with an approximately hour-long presentation and question-and-answer session to follow. There is a suggested contribution of $3 for non-students.
Our Open Seating Policy will be in effect for this event.
Venue capacity = 120 / Estimated day-of RSVP turnout = 60%
Copies of our speaker's new book will be available for purchase after his talk thanks to Charis Books and More.
The Chemistry Between Us: How the Neuroscience of Love May Lead to New Therapies for Autism
Director of the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience
Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University and the Yerkes Primate Center
Larry Young, author of the new book, The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction, will speak about his research on the science of social bonding in monogamous prairie voles and discuss the remarkable parallels discovered in human social relationships. He will also speak about how early life relationships shape later life social behavior. Finally, he will discuss how his discoveries on the chemistry of bonding may lead to new therapies to improve social functioning in autism.
About our speaker
Larry Young is the Director of the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University and the Yerkes Primate Center where he is the Principal Investigator of the Young Lab. He received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at the University of Georgia and his Ph.D. in neuroscience at University of Texas in Austin. Larry’s new book, The Chemistry Between Us, explores the latest discoveries of how brain chemistry influences all aspects of our relationships with others.
Photo: Vole family (Todd Ahern)