Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Richard Heyler Invited Lecture - 'Is Schizophrenia on the Autism Spectrum?'
Bryan King, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital
- To review the clinical intersection of autism and schizophrenia and to highlight areas of overlap
- To make the case that these disorders may in some cases be manifestations of a shared diathesis
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News and Announcements from Autism, EEG and Early Development Lab
The Semel Institute’s Susan Bookheimer, the Joaquin Fuster Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience; Dr. Shafali Jeste, assistant professor of psychiatry; and postdoctoral scholar David Sharinyan appeared in an April 23 Science Magazine article about research and researchers of autism spectrum disorders. UCLA’s Center for Autism Research and Treatment, was highlighted.
The Los Angeles Daily News reported April 21 on a new program launched by UCLA, Washington University in St. Louis and the Interactive Autism Network to encourage families with autistic children to participate in an online network for research and support. Dr. Stanley Nelson, professor of human genetics and psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted.
Mirror neurons, many say, are what make us human. They are the cells in the brain that fire not only when we perform a particular action but also when we watch someone else perform that same action. Neuroscientists believe this "mirroring" is the mechanism by which we can "read" the minds of others and empathize with them. It's how we "feel" someone's pain, how we discern a grimace from a grin, a smirk from a smile. Problem was, there was no proof that mirror neurons existed — only suspicion and indirect evidence.
The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) Presents 3rd Annual Autism Symposium