What Makes Auditory Contact Different in Autism? A new Yale study sheds light on this topic
Individuals with autism may have trouble interpreting social cues or may be unable to understand the meaning of eye contact. They may also find it overwhelming or difficult to make eye contact, which may result in the avoidance of eye contact altogether.Source: list23.com
Why Eye Contact Is Rare Among People With Autism
Using an innovative technology that enables imaging of two individuals during live and natural conditions, Yale researchers have identified specific brain areas in the dorsal parietal region of the brain associated with the social symptomatology of autism.Source: YaleNews
Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine August 2020: "Focus: Medical Education"
As medical knowledge grows and evolves, so do the methods by which it is taught to the next generation of doctors and nurses. New technologies, methods, and perspectives offer exciting opportunities to improve medical education, whether in the traditional classroom setting or online via remote learning. Original cover design by Peter Harris.Source: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Employables’, An A&E Docuseries About Neuro-Diverse People Finding Meaningful Work
Over the past few years, companies — especially ones in the tech sector — are promoting “neurodiversity in the workplace” initiatives, because they’re learning how to tap into a pool of candidates that have a unique and valuable way of thinking and organizing tasks. A&E’s new docuseries The Employables documents how candidates and employers both need to change their mindsets during the job search process.Source: Decider
How autism may stem from problems with prediction
A ‘predictive coding’ theory of autism suggests that many of the condition’s hallmark traits occur when sensory input overrides expectation in the brain. Yale researchers, Katarzyna Chawarska, James McPartland and Philip Corlett, are featured.Source: Spectrum
Multicenter Trial Management Unit Expands the Scope of Research at Yale
In the past, Yale investigators who led multicenter trials had to put together ad hoc study teams, relying on unconnected siloed services to carry out their research. At the end of these trials, these teams, which had compiled so much experience and knowledge, disbanded and their knowledge was lost. This system was inefficient and put Yale at a disadvantage when competing with other institutions for grants for multicenter studies.
Yale study: Social media boosts friendship quality in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
A study by Yale Department of Psychiatry and Yale Child Study Center researchers found that adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) derive high friendship quality through their use of social media
Scott Jackson wins a Pilot Research Award for Yale Child Study Center Trainees
Announcement to congratulate Scott Jackson on his Pilot Research Award "Stimulating the Social Mind: Neural and Behavioral Effects of rTMS Stimulation over the pSTS on Social Cognition in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder"
IMFAR 2017 - Accepted Posters and Awards for Members of the McPartland Lab
Announcement to congratulate all the members of the McPartland lab who received IMFAR awards, and all those whose abstract submissions were accepted as Posters to be presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research in San Franciso, CA in May.