Talk by Anne Chong Suet Lin on “Friends… Who needs them? A neurobiological approach”

Speaker: Anne Chong Suet Lin

Title: Friends… Who needs them? A neurobiological approach

Date: 10 February, 1-2 pm 

Venue: AS4/02-08 (Psychology Department Meeting Room) 


Social networks and interactions have profound implications on our mental wellbeing. Using Autism Quotient data in NUS undergraduates, we present evidence that and the CD38/CD157 ADP ribosyl-cyclases in the oxytocinergic pathway contribute to individual differences in social skills from intense social involvement to extreme avoidance that characterize autism. 


Anne is a final year PhD candidate supervised by Richard Ebstein with an interest in the biological mechanisms underpinning social behavior.

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