May 2012Dr. Kevin Pelphrey on USA Today
May 2012Oxytocin in the news
May 2012Dr. Kevin Pelphrey on News8
May 2012Presentations at IMFARChild 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.
- Macrocephalic Individuals with Autism Have Increased White Matter Whereas Normocephalic Individuals with Autism Exhibit Preserved Volumes , Roger J Jou, Kerry A DeBenedictis, Dianna M DePedro, Isabella Y Murphy, and Kevin A Pelphrey.
- Neuroendophenotype Discovery Using an fMRI Social Battery Task, Alex Ahmed.
- Social Responsiveness Correlates with Neural Response to Affective Touch: an fMRI Study, Laura C. Anderson, Randi H. Bennett, Danielle Z. Bolling, Kevin A. Pelphrey, Martha D. Kaiser.
- Cerebellar Activation Differentiates Children with Austim and Siblings in a Static Pace Processing, Raja Pillai.
- Autistic Traits Associated with Diminished Response to Affective Touch, Avery Voos, Kevin Pelphrey, Martha Kaiser.
- Different Brain Responses to Different Actions: a New Paradigm to Study Action Comprehension in Autism, Federica Riva.
- Cognitive Profiles of Siblings of Individuals with ASD, Julie Wolf.
- Diagnostic Utility of Brain Mechanisms for Processing Biological Motion, Nancy Wang, Malin Björnsdotter, Kevin Pelphrey and Martha Kaiser. (oral presentation)
- Large-Scale Cortical Functional connectivity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Ben Deen. (oral presentation)
- Diminished Superior Temporal Sulcus Response to Communicative Intent in Children with ASD, Alia Martin, Avery Voos, Athena Vouloumanos, Kevin Pelphrey and Martha Kaiser. (oral presentation)
- Lack of Neural Specialization for Speech in children with Autism Specturm Disorder, Randi Bennett. (oral presentation)
- Disrupted Neural Response to Affective Touch in ASD, Martha Kaiser. (oral presentation)
- Oxytocin's Impact on Social Cognitive Brain Function in Youth with ASD, Ilanit Gordon. (oral presentation)
January 2012Dr. Martha Kaiser has received a three year Basic & Clinical Grant from Autism SpeaksDr. 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 conferenceFMRI 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 4:30pmClick 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 AssociationJou 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 IMFARChild Neuroscience Lab members will be presenting the following talks/posters at the 2011 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) conference.
- Action Perception In Children with and without Autism Specturm Disorders, Brent C. Vander Wyk, Kevin A. Pelphrey.
- Absence of Age-Related Cortical Thinning In Autism Spanning, Natasa Mateljevic, Roger J. Jou, Fred R. Volkmar, Kevin A. Pelphrey.
- Brain Mechanisms for Processing Social Approach: Relationships to Autistic Traits, Miranda Farmer, Maggie Shiffrar, Kevin Pelphrey, Martha Kaiser.
- Cognitive Profiles in Children with ASD, Pam Ventola, Michelle Levine, Jonathan Tirrell, Julie Wolf, Celine Saulnier, Kathy Tsatsanis.
- Disrupted Brain Mechanisms for Processing Affectionate Touch in Children with ASD, Ilanit Gordon, Martha D. Kaiser, Randi Bennett, Avery Voos, Kevin A. Pelphrey.
- Eye Gaze Patterns In Children with and without Autism During Social Exclusion, Daniel R. Sugrue, Danielle Z. Bolling, Avery C. Voos, Kevin A. Pelphrey.
- Equivalent Visual Sensitivity to Human, Animal and Object Motion in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Stephanie Peters, Martha D. Kaiser, Zena Fermano, Daniel R. Sugrue, Maggie Shiffrar.
- Emotion Attribution to Self and Other In Children and Adolescents with and without Autism: An fMRI Study, Ferdinand Hoffmann, Raja I. Pillai, Erin S. Macdonnell, Heidi Seib, Kevin A. Pelphrey, Brent C. Vander Wyk.
- Face Benefit in Auditory-only Speech and Speaker Recognition in Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism, Stefanie Schelinski, Philipp Riedel, Katharina von Kriegstein.
- Intellectual Disability and Face Scanning In ASD, Avery Voos, Alexander R. Westphal, Martha D. Kaiser, Daniel Sugrue, Fred Volkmar, Kevin Pelphrey.
- Neural Signatures Predict Autism Diagnosis, Martha D. Kaiser, Jeffrey Eilbott, Randi Bennett, Daniel R. Sugrue, Kevin A. Pelphrey.
- Neural Correlates of Impaired Processing of Communicative Auditory Stimuli In Children with ASD, Randi H. Bennett, Sarah Shultz, Allison Berken, Kevin Pelphrey. (oral presentation)
- Object-Based Attention Modulation to Social and Nonsocial Stimuli In Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Jeffrey A. Eilbott, Danielle Z. Bolling, Su Mei Lee, Brent Vander Wyk.
- White Matter Abnormalities Between Youth with Autism and Unaffected Siblings: A Pilot Study Using Tract-Based Spatial Statistics, Roger J. Jou, Natasa Mateljevic, Martha D. Kaiser, Avery C. Voos, Daniel R. Sugrue, Alyssa Y. Nguyen-Phuc, Fred R. Volkmar, Kevin A. Pelphrey. (oral presentation)
- When Is a Face a Boat?: An fMRI Study In Category Perception In ASD, Raja I. Pillai, Erin S. Macdonnell, Heidi Seib, Kevin A. Pelphrey, Brent C. Vander Wyk.
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
December 2010Child Neuroscience Laboratory's work made the NIMH's Top 10 research Events and Advances of 2010Click here to read the article.
November 2010"Neural Signatures of Autism" paper featured on Guardian.co.ukThe 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 VisitsAllison 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 NIHThis 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: UpdateIlanit 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/HBMChild 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:
- Caitlin M. Hudac, Sarah Shultz, Su Mei Lee, Celeste Cheung, Daniel Sugrue, Avery Voos, Celine A. Saulnier, Brent C. Vander Wyk, and Kevin A. Pelphrey, "Biological motion perception in autism and unaffected siblings." (oral presentation)
- Danielle Z. Bolling, Naomi B. Pitskel, Michael J. Crowley, and Kevin A. Pelphrey, "Development of a method to study brain mechanisms for emotion regulation during social exclusion and rule violation in autism." (oral presentation)
- Sarah Shultz, Warren Jones, and Ami Klin, "Eye-blinking as an index of perceived stimulus relevance in toddlers with autism." (oral presentation)
- Ben Deen, Alexander Westphal, Roger Jou, and Kevin A. Pelphrey, "Intact large-scale functional connectivity in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their siblings."
- Roger J Jou, Natasa Mateljevic, Caitlin M. Hudac, and Kevin A. Pelphrey, "White matter abnormalities in autism spectrum disorders: evidence of abnormal neural connectivity."
- Alexander Westphal, Alexandra Ristow, and Fred Volkmar, "Comparison of adaptive behavior trajectories in childhood disintegrative disorder versus autistic disorder."
- Allison Berken, Avery Voos, Daniel Sugrue, Celine A. Saulnier, and Kevin A. Pelphrey, "A comparison of social and communication skills in autistic children, their clinically unaffected siblings and typically developing subjects: Evidence for genetic susceptibility."
- Brent C. Vander Wyk, Caitlin M. Hudac, Celeste Cheung, Su Mei Lee, Allison Berken, Molly Dillon, Celine A. Saulnier, and Kevin A. Pelphrey. "Category representation in autism and unaffected siblings."
- Naomi B. Pitskel, Danielle Z. Bolling, Michael J. Crowley, and Kevin A. Pelphrey, "Neural systems underlying the cognitive reappraisal of disgust in children with autism."
- Danielle Z. Bolling, Naomi B. Pitskel, Ben Deen, Michael J. Crowley, and Kevin A. Pelphrey, "Brain mechanisms for processing social exclusion and rule violation."
- Sarah Shultz, Su Mei Lee, Kevin A. Pelphrey, and Gregory McCarthy, "The Posterior Superior Temporal Sulcus is Sensitive to the Outcome of Goal-Directed Actions."
- Caitlin M. Hudac, Sarah Shultz, Brent C. Vander Wyk, and Kevin A. Pelphrey, "Neural mechanisms of belief representation."
March 2010Undergraduate Neuroimaging LectureIn 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 RosePrincipal 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.