Upcoming Events

The predictive impairment hypothesis in autism: An empirical assessment

Pawan Sinha, Ph.D.Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dagmar Sternad, Ph.D.Professor, Departments of Biology, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Physics, Northeastern University

On December 12, 2018, Pawan Sinha and Dagmar Sternad will review a recently proposed hypothesis about the nature of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that posits that the common traits of the disorder are manifestations of an individual’s difficulty in making predictions about cause and effect.

Past Events

An attempt at redefining autism

Ami Klin, Ph.D.Chief of Autism and Related Disorders, Marcus Autism Center, Emory University

On 26 March 2014, Ami Klin presented two new infant and toddler behavioral measures of social behaviors.

Imaging early brain development in autism

David Amaral, Ph.D.Director of Research, The MIND Institute, University of California, Davis
Director, Autism BrainNet

On 26 February 2014, David Amaral discussed different types of altered brain development among children with autism.

Infants’ grasp of others’ intentions

Amanda Woodward, Ph.D.William S. Gray Professor of Psychology and Dean of the Division of Social Sciences, University of Chicago

On 6 November 2013, Amanda Woodward discussed the nature and origins of children’s social understanding.

Evolving perspectives on autism

Catherine Lord, Ph.D.Director
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine

On 26 September 2013, Catherine Lord and Steven Hyman presented conceptual frameworks for autism and suggest avenues to advance the field.

New genetic insights into autism

Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D.Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor and Chair, University of California, San Francisco

On 25 April 2013, Matthew State discussed genetic discoveries in autism research and the challenges that lie ahead.

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