The five-year grant comes from the the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to set up a Silvio O. Conte Center in Neuroscience Research, which will take a closer look into the chemical "known for forming bonds between mother and baby," reads the news post on Emory's website.
Emory's Conte Center of Oxytocin and Social Cognition is described in the article as "the first
NIH-funded center to explore how normal brain chemistry involved in
mother-infant bonding and attachment affects brain communication and
mental processing of social experiences in animals and humans, including
those with autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia."
Larry Young, whose titles include chief of the Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and
Psychiatric Disorders at the Yerkes Research Center, will head up the Conte team.