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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: The social brain: Understanding autism
    20 January 2015
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    On 23 September, 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. Her talk was part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.

  • Lecture: Learning to move
    4 December 2014
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    On 3 December, Karen E. Adolph discussed how infants learn to generate and control their movements by adapting to environmental and social factors. Her talk is part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.

  • Lecture: Microbiota and the host immune system in autism
    20 August 2014
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    On 29 October, Dan Littman described how intestinal bacteria affect immune system cell functioning, potentially contributing to systemic inflammation and autism. His talk was part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.

  • Lecture: New approaches to treating Rett syndrome
    23 April 2014
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    Watch: Gail Mandel presents the complex pathology of Rett syndrome, as part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.

  • Lecture: An attempt at redefining autism
    10 March 2014
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    Watch: Ami Klin presents two new infant and toddler behavioral measures of social behaviors, as part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.