Despite extensive research on many fronts, there is still a great deal we don't understand about the highly prevalent autism spectrum. Research into the underlying causes is complicated by the fact that autism is difficult to diagnose, and manifest by a wide range of symptoms that vary across individuals. Promise lies in the improved ability for early diagnosis through genetic, neuroimaging, and behavioral techniques, the discovery of potential biomarkers and behavioral predictors to aid in early detection, and evaluation of the efficacy of therapeutic interventions. This symposium will feature leading researchers presenting updates on the genetic landscape, the use of mouse models to explore behavior, neural circuits and synaptic physiology, top-down approaches to brain function including MEG imaging and auditory-gating, and potential therapeutic biomarkers.
*Reception to follow.
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