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Marilyn Horta, PhD

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Curriculum Vitae
mhorta09@ufl.edu

Marilyn’s research interests are in examining the efficacy of pharmacological and behavioral interventions for optimizing social cognition and decision-making in later life. Her graduate work assessed the modulatory effects of intranasal oxytocin administration in older adults on whole-brain pattern activation, functional connectivity, and behavior relevant to socioemotional skills impacted by aging. As a postdoctoral researcher, Marilyn investigates oxytocin’s therapeutic applications in older adults experiencing chronic pain and substance use disorders.