Scientists link social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit

ANI| Last Updated: Jun 20, 2014, 16:44 PM IST

Washington: Stanford University investigators have found a particular brain circuit which guides mammals' tendency to interact socially.

The study is crucial as it highlights the specific components of brain circuits involved in a complex behavior and may throw light on psychiatric disorders marked by impaired social interaction such as autism, social anxiety, schizophrenia and depression .

The study was published in Cell.