|Title||Serotonin Transporter Genotype Modulates Social Reward and Punishment in Rhesus Macaques|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Watson, KK, Ghodasra, JH, Platt, ML|
|Keywords||2010-12-20, behavior, game theory, neurotransmitters, primates, social dynamics, strategy\_variants|
Serotonin signaling influences social behavior in both human and nonhuman primates. In humans, variation upstream of the promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) has recently been shown to influence both behavioral measures of social anxiety and amygdala response to social threats. Here we show that length polymorphisms in 5-HTTLPR predict social reward and punishment in rhesus macaques, a species in which 5-HTTLPR variation is analogous to that of humans.
Serotonin Transporter Genotype Modulates Social Reward and Punishment in Rhesus Macaques
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