Lecture on oxytocin and physiology in mental illness
The Social Psychology Research Group invites to a presentation by Postdoctoral Research Fellow Daniel Quintana.
Title: "Oxytocin administration and psychophysiology in mental illness"
Daniel Quintana. Photo: Private
About the lecture
An accumulating body of evidence demonstrates the crucial role of the neuropeptide hormone oxytocin in the modulation of social cognition and behaviour. However, oxytocin is more than just a “social” neuropeptide as it’s also involved in the regulation of a number of other physiological systems. Remarkably, little work has examined the bidirectional relationship between oxytocin administration and physiology.
This presentation will describe research investigating the role of physiology in social cognition and behaviour along with a recent clinical trial of oxytocin delivered with a novel nasal spray device.