The Laboratory for Darwinian Neuroscience

The Laboratory for Darwinian Neuroscience

The Mission of the Laboratory for Darwinian Neuroscience is two-fold. One major focus is to investigate the biology of human social behavior, including cooperative behavior and parental behavior using genetic, epigenetic, pharmacologic, hormonal and neuroimaging methods.

A second goal is to advance our understanding of hominin brain evolution through comparing the brains of modern humans with non-human primate brains using a variety of non-invasive structural and functional brain imaging technologies.

As a research laboratory in Emory University’s Anthropology Department we study topics such as:

The neural basis of empathy

Paternal care in humans.

The Neural and biological aspects of caregiving

Oxytocin