Navigation Links
Carnegie Mellon International Autism Symposium to Feature Groundbreaking Research, Oct. 17-18
Date:10/13/2008

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's autism research draws on a variety of scientific disciplines, from genetics to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to neural development. At the 35th Carnegie Symposium on Cognition, "Development and Brain Systems in Autism," 16 of the world's most prominent autism researchers will present their latest groundbreaking findings on the disorder and discuss the direction of future study that will continue to improve scientists' understanding of autism.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO )

The symposium, hosted by the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, will take place Oct. 17-18 in the Adamson Wing, Baker Hall.

"As scientific inquiry sheds more light on the fundamental nature of autism, the work being done in particular fields, such as genetics and brain imaging, begins to inform investigation and discoveries in other relevant areas," said Marcel Just, the D.O. Hebb Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon, who is one of the symposium's organizers. "The presentations at this symposium will highlight the value that these interdisciplinary approaches hold for future autism research."

The symposium will provide a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge autism research and how different disciplines inform research in other areas. A number of fascinating projects will be discussed, including a follow-up study of Hans Asperger's original patients from the 1940s, along with a description of the brain basis of the social difficulties in autism, and an investigation of how autism emerges in a child's behavior even before the child is diagnosed.

"The researchers presenting at this symposium are the pre-eminent investigators in the field," Just said. "Their investigations provide surprising new answers to several of the longstanding puzzles of autism. For example, how is someone very competent at visual perception tasks, yet rather awkward socially? How is it that a year-old toddler seems within the normal range, but shows clear symptoms of autism at the age of two? How is it that each part of the brain of a person with autism is rather typical, but the system as a whole behaves atypically?"

For more information, and to view the symposium's complete program, please visit the Web site: http://www.psy.cmu.edu/autismsymposium.

About Carnegie Mellon: Carnegie Mellon is a private research university with a distinctive mix of programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business, public policy, fine arts and the humanities. More than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration, and innovation. A small student-to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for close interaction between students and professors. While technology is pervasive on its 144-acre Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive among leading research universities for the world-renowned programs in its College of Fine Arts. A global university, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia and Europe. For more, see http://www.cmu.edu.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Carnegie Mellon University
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Carnegie Mellon to host micromanufacturing conference
2. Trouble quitting?: A new Pitt-Carnegie Mellon smoking study may reveal why
3. Phoenix Health Systems Awarded Level 2 Carnegie Mellon University eSCM-SP Certification
4. Carnegie Corporation funds ASCB course on parasites for African scientists
5. Possible link between different forms of epilepsy found by Carnegie Mellon scientists
6. Carnegie Mellon researchers improve assessments of aortic aneurysms
7. Carnegie Mellon brain imaging study illustrates how remedial instruction helps poor readers
8. 2008 Gruber Genetics Prize awarded to Allan Spradling of Carnegie Institution
9. Establishing a Price for Carbon Emissions in the U.S. Would Spur Immediate Reductions in Energy Consumption and More Efficient Use of Power Generators, Study by Carnegie Mellon Researchers Shows
10. Carnegie Mellon engineering researchers automate analysis of protein patterns
11. Carnegie Mellon technique accelerates biological image analysis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... A recent article published June 14 on E Online ... on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not only ... calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global ... Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition ... Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented ... in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the ... Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture ... Golf Classic Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at ... Luke’s Wings, an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Southern Illinois ... are co-chairs for the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) Foundation’s Mission of Mercy ... Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. , They expect to treat approximately ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today that it has ... Horizon Award . One of 12 suppliers ... for its support of Premier members through exceptional local ... and commitment to lower costs. ... of our outstanding customer service from Premier," says ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- The Biotechnology industry might still be ... opportunities to investors. Stock-Callers.com assesses the recent performances of ... XON ), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... ), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN ... complimentary trade alerts at: http://stock-callers.com/registration ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... New Global Agenda " report to their offering. ... Europe - the 2016 edition is a ... identifies the driving factors coming into play which will influence ... and in the future. It provides a wealth of knowledge ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: