Social bonding is regulated by the activity of the parvalbumin-expressing neurons in the prelimbic cortex
Dr Alicja Puścian focuses her research on mechanisms of behavioral flexibility and concurrent plasticity underlying re-shaping of neural circuits. Her studies reside in between disciplines of behavioral psychology, systems neuroscience and automated testing of natural behavior. Currently, she has been working on elucidating neural underpinnings of transitioning from reserve towards unfamiliar individuals to social bonding. She is an advocate for open, collaborative and equitable Science.
Affiliation: Nencki-EMBL Partnership for Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders – BRAINCITY, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences