Upcoming Events

Autism, autisms, or neurodevelopmental disorders?

Jason Lerch, Ph.D.Director of Preclinical Imaging, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging, University of Oxford
Adjunct Scientist, Mouse Imaging Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor in Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

On January 29, 2020, Jason Lerch will explore this question: What do modern ways of looking at brains and genes tell us about autism – or autisms – and its relation to attention deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other related disorders of brain development?

Past Events

The social brain: Understanding autism

Nancy Kanwisher, Ph.D.Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

On 23 September 2014, Nancy Kanwisher discussed the functional architecture of the social brain as an avenue for considering which functions are affected and which are preserved in autism.

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.Distinguished Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Steven Hyman, M.D.Core Institute Member, Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

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

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