Sundays 10-12, Room 504, Bldg #72
The semester will start with introductory lectures, which will be followed by weekly presentations of scientific papers by the students. The goal of the seminar is to expose the students to current biological, neuroscientific, and cognitive research regarding autism. Research topics will include genetics, animal models, anatomy, post-mortem studies, sensory function, motor function, and cognitive function with a strong emphasis on neuroimaging studies. The necessary methodological background will be covered when discussing each of these topics. Each student will present a scientific paper to the class (50% of the final grade) and write a final paper, which will contain a proposal for future autism research (50% of the final grade).
Attendance in 80% of the classes is obligatory.
Passing grade is 56.
Instructions for how to build a presentation for your scientific paper can be found here.
Instructions for how to write your final paper can be found here.
There are no scheduled office hours. If you want to speak with me please email me first.
List of classes
Lesson 1: Introduction to autism – Powerpoint lecture1
Lesson 2: Introduction to autism research – Powerpoint lecture2
List of student presentations is available here