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Understanding the Social Brain: From Animals to Autism
Doors open at 3:00 pm, Event starts at 4:00 pm, Full Service. Understanding the Social Brain: From Monogamous Voles to Treatments for Autism Studying the brains and behavior of monogamous animals generates insight into the biological systems that allow us to form selective social attachments. Research has identified two hormones that are necessary for monogamous pair-bonding: oxytocin and vasopressin. Because these molecules promote social behavior in animals, including humans, they are now being used as experimental treatments for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, a condition that is characterized by deficits in social function. Dr. Sara Freeman was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and completed her B.S. in Biology at the University of Virginia in 2006. She returned to Atlanta for graduate school and received her PhD in Neuroscience from Emory University in 2013. Her dissertation research focused on the development of new techniques to visualize social hormone receptors in the brains of primates and humans. She has continued and expanded this work at the University of California, Davis, where she has been a postdoctoral researcher for the last 5 years. She is currently taking a year or two away from the laboratory to live in Alaska with her fiancé and focus on manuscript preparation, grant writing, and science outreach as she plans for the next stage of her career.

49th State Brewing Company

717 W 3rd Ave · Anchorage, AK

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    The Anchorage Science Pub (ASP) offers short, informal talks from a variety of presenters concerning different scientific topics, followed by a question and answer session. The ASP was created to educate the public on subjects that they might not normally hear about.

    We meet monthly at the 49th State Brewing Co. on 3rd Ave in Downtown Anchorage. All our events are free, but we do hope that attendees give a donation to help us promote and buy needed supplies. All the ASP committee members are volunteers; we work hard to keep the Anchorage Science Pub professional and entertaining.

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