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Autism: Emerging Concepts

As part of the Simons Foundation Lectures, the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series brings together scientists and scholars to discuss diverse and important topics in autism research.

The events take place in the Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium at the Simons Foundation headquarters (160 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY), and are open to the scientific community. A reception with the speakers follows each event.

Upcoming lectures:

Watch previous lectures:

  • Lecture: New genetic insights into autism
    10 March 2014
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    Watch: Matthew State discusses genetic discoveries in autism research and the challenges that lie ahead, as part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.

  • Lecture: Infants' grasp of others' intentions
    16 October 2013
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    Watch: Amanda Woodward discusses the nature and origins of children’s social understanding, as part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.

  • Lecture: Evolving perspectives on autism
    13 September 2013
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    Watch: Catherine Lord and Steven Hyman present conceptual frameworks for autism and suggest avenues to advance the field, as part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.

  • Lecture: Antibodies, behavior and cognition
    8 August 2013
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    Watch: Betty Diamond discusses immune-system-mediated alterations in brain development, as part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.

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