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Virtual Seminar: Autism, Face Perception, and the Amygdala

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Ralph Adolphs, Ph.D.

Bren Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology 
Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair
Director, Brain Imaging Center
California Institute of Technology

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar: Autism, Face Perception, and the Amygdala

Nov. 12, 2021

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Access: Watch this lecture live via Zoom, or on our Live Webcast page

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About this Seminar

Individual differences in face processing and in amygdala function have long been hypothesized to be associated with autism. Dr. Adolphs will present an update from work in his lab that tries to tie these themes together: detailed studies of face processing in people with autism, using dependent measures such as eyetracking, fMRI, and single-unit recordings in neurosurgical patients. A deep remaining challenge is to provide a mechanism that describes cause and consequence, and that offers the possibility of intervention.

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and co-sponsored by the institute's Center for Human Neuroscience Research. The Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series, which runs annually from September to May, has featured leading biomedical researchers from throughout the country since the program began in 2012. The lectures are also open to all members of the Virginia Tech community including graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and staff, as well as the public.

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