How the Neuroscience of Love May Lead to New Therapies for Autism

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


Larry Young
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)

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  • Mark

    Excellent. Book is very interesting.

    January 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent

    December 24, 2012

  • Ken M.

    Excellent talk. I look forward to a good reading day over my Christmas break.

    December 24, 2012

  • Scott B.

    I'd like to thank Marc for letting us conduct quizzes for my son's middle school science fair project before the event. And I'd like to thank all those who to the quiz, we appreciate your help. I look forward to attending future events, especially squishy physics

    1 · December 23, 2012

  • Chao H

    It was a fantastic talk on a fascinating subject. Thank you Dr. Young and Science Tavern!

    1 · December 23, 2012

  • Lola

    I really enjoyed the talk yesterday. It was the perfect blend of science and its broader impacts.

    1 · December 23, 2012

  • Charles

    This was very informative, but I hope that they do not create a Rx nose spray, that I know that they will only allow women to have, that is used for bonding of men. Or maybe it would be nice to be owned.

    1 · December 23, 2012

  • Melinda

    Great talk, and enjoyed the conversation. Thanks to Marc and the rest of the Atlanta Science Tavern team for hosting a great event. And we are looking forward to reading the book!

    1 · December 23, 2012

  • Joel

    Just what I was hoping for: exciting, engaging and accessible.

    1 · December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did not know science could be so sexy!

    1 · December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I'm on the wait list do I just show up and wait or see if someone drops out ahead of time? Thanks!

    December 22, 2012

    • Marc M.

      Deb - By all means show up. The no-show rate is about 30-40% and we have 120 seats, so things should work out.

      December 22, 2012

  • Judy M.

    Would love to learn about the chemistry behind "The Chemistry" ...

    November 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent book.

    November 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent book.

    November 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent book.

    November 17, 2012

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