June 4, 2014
One of the most important unanswered questions in autism research today is the identity of the neural circuits responsible for autistic behavior. Join Samuel Wang, associate professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton, as he explains brain dysfunction that is developmentally “upstream” of the many problems found in autistic brains. Wang speaks about research being done to address the question of whether disruption of cerebellar function during key periods of brain development lead to autistic-like behaviors.
This SciCafe event occurred on June 7, 2014. Hear the full program in this podcast, or watch a version here:
Read Dr. Wang's recent article, "How to Think about the Risk of Autism," in the New York Times.
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