Navigation Links
'Shifty-eyed' Monkeys Offer Window Into Brain's Social Reflexes

bility corresponds so exquisitely in humans and monkeys.' Besides offering a basic understanding of the neural machinery of such social reflexes, said Platt, such a model could yield insights into such disorders as autism. 'Children with autism tend not to orient to other individuals,' he said. 'They don't tend to look other people in the eye, and in particular they show a strong deficit in shifting their attention where another individual is looking or paying attention.' Such deficits not only cause problems for autistic children in everyday social interactions, said Platt, but also in teaching them. 'When you're teaching another person, you often engage with them in 'joint attention,' where you establish attentive contact and undergo a give and take, as you both concentrate on something,' said Platt. 'You often don't see that capability in autistic individuals.' To understand the neural functions of such social processing, Platt and his colleagues are embarking on studies in which they will first study the responses of nerve cells in parts of the brain devoted to shifting attention to determine if social information influences patterns of brain activity there. In future studies, they plan to alter or disrupt neurons or structures in the social-processing regions of the monkeys' brains, and explore whether the resulting behaviors mimic the symptoms of autism. Also, he said, the researchers can explore the environmental contribution to autism by studying the effects of manipulating the animals' social surroundings during their development.


'"/>

Source:DukeHealth


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Monkeys understand numbers across senses
2. Affymetrix Unveils Plans to Double Plant and Animal Genome Microarray Offering
3. World-first Living Donor Islet Cell Transplant A Success; Procedure Offers Promise For Diabetics
4. Drug Offers Alternative to Surgical Treatment After Miscarriage
5. NYU Study Reveals How Brains Immune System Fights Viral Encephalitis
6. What Makes The Brain Tick, Tick, Tick: Researchers Gaining New Insights Into Brains Internal Clock
7. Brains own cannabis compound protects against inflammation
8. Brains gambling circuitry identified
9. Brains reward circuit activity ebbs and flows with a womans hormonal cycle
10. Brains white matter -- More talkative than once thought
11. Sociality of sweat bees evolved simultaneously during climate change
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Shifty eyed Monkeys Offer Window Into Brain Social Reflexes

(Date:8/19/2014)... in German . ... sources. If a large amount of electricity is to be ... will have to be stored during productive periods so that ... are far from adequate for the purpose. Science and industry ... lies on battery systems that used to be too expensive ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... lemur. It,s not an African Bush Baby or even a ... downright "cool" primate from Southeast Asia. , "It,s really not ... Brown, curator-in-charge at the University of Kansas, Biodiversity Institute. "A ... body; a long tail with a furry tuft at the ... a bit like the disks on the digits of tree ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 ... can expose consumers to unexpectedly high levels of ... falsely present a fish of the same species, ... dangerous mislabeling offense, according to new research by ... labeling of seafood is essential to allow consumers ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems 2Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems 3Philippine tarsier gets boost from Kansas research, and genetic proof of a new variety 2Philippine tarsier gets boost from Kansas research, and genetic proof of a new variety 3Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury 2Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury 3
... Chironex species are among the most venomous animals in ... venom, though, which kills by rapidly punching holes in human ... according to research published December 12 in the open access ... University of Hawaii and colleagues. The researchers ...
... be some in that cookie? Now you can find out ... A team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School ... called the iTube, which attaches to a common cell phone ... the cell phone,s built-in camera, along with an accompanying smart-phone ...
... the Great Lakes, including phosphorus-rich Lake Erie, is an age-old ... of scientists, including Mercyhurst University biologist Steven Mauro, Ph.D. ... avian botulism are linked to Cladophora and scientific ... renewed attention in the nuisance algae. For Mauro, whose ...
Cached Biology News:Got food allergies? Thanks to UCLA, you can test your meal on the spot using a cell phone 2Got food allergies? Thanks to UCLA, you can test your meal on the spot using a cell phone 3Grant furthers Mercyhurst research for human pathogens in Great Lakes 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... WriteResult®, a leading provider of Electronic ... expanded its myPROpad™ ePRO tablet with the addition of ... the most widely used and well-respected Patient Reported Outcome ... EQ-5D is used during clinical trials and in other ... be used to demonstrate Health-Related Quality of Life outcomes ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... A Geisinger researcher on a personal crusade ... for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) award recognizing his ... Joseph Boscarino , Ph.D. MPH, senior ... of researchers nominated for the Centers for Disease Control ... Data Methods and Study Design. "Hepatitis C ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Research and Markets ... "Spectroscopy Equipment and Accessories - Global Strategic ... This report analyzes the ... in US$ Thousands by the following Product ... NMR-EPR Spectrometers, Near Infrared (NIR) Spectrometers, IR ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 ... the launch of its online sales skills training ... their sales skills. , MedTech clinical staff spend the ... at a hospital, standalone medical center, or physician practice ... administrative staff. But why stop there? Sales Horizons believes ...
Breaking Biology Technology:EQ-5D™ Assessment Now Available for iPad 2Geisinger investigator nominated for federal award 2Geisinger investigator nominated for federal award 3Global Spectroscopy Equipment and Accessories - Strategic Business Report 2014 2Sales Horizons Launches a New Online Sales Training Course for MedTech Clinical Staff to Develop Their Sales Skills 2Sales Horizons Launches a New Online Sales Training Course for MedTech Clinical Staff to Develop Their Sales Skills 3
... , PITTSBURGH, Dec. 8 The ... investments and customized company formation and business growth programs ... life sciences industry leaders have joined the PLSG,s Executive ... Residence (EIRs) are Maureen Peszko and Michael Lang. Pierre ...
... ... Lyric, World’s First Invisible Extended Wear Hearing Aid. , ... Newark, CA (PRWEB) December 8, 2009 -- Whether it’s a crackling ... one should have to miss out on the joyous sounds of the holidays. Lyric, ...
... strive to cool atoms down to ever more frigid temperatures, ... of measuring these extreme lows. Now a team of physicists ... low as tens of trillionths of a degree above absolute ... Physical Review Letters and highlighted with a Viewpoint ...
Cached Biology Technology:The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Announces Additions to Nationally Recognized Executive Program 2The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Announces Additions to Nationally Recognized Executive Program 3Lyric Presents the Sounds of the Season 2