Social behavior

Several psychiatric illnesses are characterised by impairments in the perception, interpretation and generation of responses to the intention, dispositions and behaviors of others - otherwise known as social cognition. Research in this area investigates the neurobiological basis of social cognition in both psychiatric and non-psyciatric populations using neurophysiological measures.

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Daniel S. Quintana
Senior Researcher

Investigating the oxytocin system, heart rate variability, and social behavior.

Publications

Evidence of executive dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across development remains mixed and establishing its role is …

Neuropeptides are small molecules that act as messengers between different brain regions. There are roughly 100 neuropeptides that are …

Aim: Research into Theory of Mind (ToM) in alcohol use disorder (AUD) is sparse and the extant findings contradictory. The objective of …

The vagus nerve is a major constituent in the bidirectional relationship between the heart and the prefrontal cortex. This study …

Social interaction skill is important for psychological wellbeing, stress regulation, protection from disability and overall life …

The role of non-diagnostic features in the pathophysiology of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is unclear. Increasing evidence suggests …

Background: The inability to regulate autonomic activity during social interactions is believed to contribute to social and emotional …

It is well established that heart rate variability (HRV) plays an important role in social communication. Polyvagal theory suggests …