May 2012Dr. Kevin Pelphrey on USA Today
Read about Dr. Kevin Pelphrey and how his family helps motivate his research in USA Today! Click here to read the full article!



May 2012Oxytocin in the news
Yale Autism Program Researchers Ilanit Gordon and Kevin Pelphrey presented their work on Oxytocin and the Autistic Brain at this year's IMFAR. Read more about their research in this Yale News article, and Simons Foundation article .



May 2012Dr. Kevin Pelphrey on News8
Dr. Kevin Pelphrey was featured on the News 8 show "Good Morning Connecticut" to discuss how oxytocin improves brain function in children with autism. Watch the interview here.



May 2012Presentations at IMFAR
Child Neuroscience Lab members will be presenting the following talks/posters at the 2012 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) conference. Please click here for the schedule.

IMFAR:
January 2012Dr. Martha Kaiser has received a three year Basic & Clinical Grant from Autism Speaks
Dr. Martha Kaiser has received a three year Basic & Clinical Grant from Autism Speaks to examine the early development of the social brain using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Click here for the press release.



June 2011Dr. Ilanit Gordon will have a poster presented at the Human Brain Mapping conference
FMRI Brain Processing of Affectionate Touch in Children with ASD, Ilanit Gordon, Martha D. Kaiser, Randi Bennett, Avery Voos, Kevin A. Pelphrey.



June 2011Dr. Martha Kaiser will give a talk on disruptions in the social brain in autism at University of Victoria on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 4:30pm
Click here for more information.



June 2011Dr. Martha Kaiser gave a lecture on Multimodal Neuroendophenotypes of Autism at The Rockefeller University




May 2011Dr. Roger Jou had a poster presented at the American Psychiatric Association
Jou RJ, Mateljevic N, Kaiser MD, Voos AC, Sugrue DR, Nguyen-Phuc AY, Volkmar FR, Pelphrey KA. Comparison of white matter abnormalities in autism and unaffected siblings: implications for an intermediate neuroendophenotype. In: Program and abstracts of the 164th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association; May 14-18, 2011; Honolulu, HI. Poster NR2-42.



May 2011Presentations at IMFAR
Child Neuroscience Lab members will be presenting the following talks/posters at the 2011 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) conference.

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April 2011Dr. Vander Wyk attended the 18th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting in San Francisco.
He presented work on a fMRI study of how typical children make emotional judgments about themselves and others. Click here to see the poster.



April 2011Child Neuroscience Lab's work was featured by the interagency autism coordinating committee as one of the top 20 advances in the field of autism in 2010.
Click here to read the summary.



February 2011Dr. Kevin Pelphrey on NPR
Dr. Kevin Pelphrey was featured on the WNPR show "Where We Live" to discuss the autistic brain. Listen to the interview here.



December 2010Child Neuroscience Laboratory's work made the NIMH's Top 10 research Events and Advances of 2010
Click here to read the article.



November 2010"Neural Signatures of Autism" paper featured on Guardian.co.uk
The Child Neuroscience Lab was featured in an article on the major news website guardian.co.uk this past Monday, November 15th. The article, entitled "Children with autism have distinctive patterns of brain activity," summarizes the findings of the "Neural Signatures of Autism" paper, which was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Click here to read the article.



November 2010President of Autism Science Foundation Visits
Allison Singer, President of the Autism Science Foundation, visited the Child Neuroscience Lab this month. Click here to read her blog post describing her visit and the importance of participation in autism research.



October 2010Dr. Pelphrey Speaks at the NIH
This month, Dr. Kevin Pelphrey spoke about the Child Neuroscience Lab's current research to Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee at the National Institute of Health. Click here to watch the videocast (Dr. Pelphrey's talk begins at 110:00).



Fall 2010Lab Members: Update
Ilanit Gordon arrived as a new postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory. She is an expert in oxytocin and love. Danielle Bolling appointed the inaugural Yale Child Neuroscience Laboratory predoctoral fellow.



May 2010Presentations at IMFAR/HBM
Child Neuroscience Lab members will be presenting the following talks/posters at the 2010 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) and Human Brain Mapping (HBM) conferences:

IMFAR:
HBM:


March 2010Undergraduate Neuroimaging Lecture
In this lecture at the Autism and Related Disorders Seminar, Dr. Kevin Pelphrey discusses recent research, using functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the brain mechanisms involved in the typical and atypical development of social perception (the ability to understand the intentions and psychological dispositions of other people on the basis of biological motion cues) in typically developing children and children with autism. Watch the video here.



February 2010Dr. Kevin Pelphrey on Charlie Rose
Principal Investigator Dr. Kevin Pelphrey was featured on the Charlie Rose show last night, along with four other neuroscientists, discussing the topics of social neuroscience and autism. Watch the episode here.