Human Origins: Lessons from Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Event Type: 
Symposium
Event Dates: 
Fri Oct 5, 2012 @ 1:00pm Pacific - Fri Oct 5, 2012 @ 5:30pm Pacific
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is very commonly diagnosed these days, possibly due to increased awareness.  Or are these signs that the human brain is developing in new and different ways that have yet to be understood? What have advances in our understanding of the etiologies of ASD taught us about its mechanisms, and can they shed light on the evolution of the human brain?  The CARTA public symposium on “Human Origins: Lessons from Autism Spectrum Disorders” featured scientists from many diverse fields, including genetics, neuroscience, psychiatry, cognitive science, psychology, and evolutionary biology, who shared their insights into ASD--providing a multi-disciplinary perspective on this multi-faceted spectrum of disorders, and its implications for understanding human origins and the evolution of the human mind. 

Event Sessions

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DateFilesSession TitleSpeakersLocation
Fri 10/52012_10_05_01_GagneuxIntro-half

2012_10_05_02_GeschwindIntro-half
Welcome and Opening RemarksDaniel Geschwind

Pascal Gagneux
Salk Institute - Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
Fri 10/52012_10_05_03_SebatGenetic EtiologyJonathan SebatSalk Institute - Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
Fri 10/52012_10_05_04_CourchesneSurprising Findings in Autism: Insights into Anthropogeny?Eric CourchesneSalk Institute - Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
Fri 10/52012_10_05_05_MeltzoffThe "Like-Me" Theory for Connecting Self and OthersAndrew MeltzoffSalk Institute - Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
Fri 10/52012_10_05_06_PierceThe Early Identification of Autism: Examinations of Brain and BehaviorKaren PierceSalk Institute - Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
Fri 10/52012_10_05_07_DaprettoMirroring in the Neurotypical and Autistic BrainMirella DaprettoSalk Institute - Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
Fri 10/52012_10_05_08_GeschwindSystems Biology of Autism Spectrum DisordersDaniel GeschwindSalk Institute - Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
Fri 10/52012_10_05_09_CrespiThe Evolutionary Biology of Autism RiskBernard CrespiSalk Institute - Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
Fri 10/52012_10_05_10_BaronCohenThe Fetal Androgen TheorySimon Baron-CohenSalk Institute - Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
Fri 10/52012_10_05_11_Ramachandran-WebMirror Neuron Dysfunction in NeurologyV.S. RamachandranSalk Institute - Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
Fri 10/52012_10_05_12_QandA-halfWrap-Up and Question and Answer SessionDaniel Geschwind

Jonathan Sebat
Salk Institute - Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
Fri 10/52012_10_05_13_SchoeningerClosing-halfClosing RemarksMargaret J. SchoeningerSalk Institute - Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
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