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Spectrum: Autism Research News


Alan Lewis

Assistant professor, Vanderbilt University

Alan Lewis is assistant professor of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

July 2021
Illustration shows mouse with colorful wires attached, interacting with another mouse.

How to avoid common pitfalls when parsing circuit control of social behavior

by  /  20 July 2021

When probing the circuits underlying social behavior in animal models of autism, researchers should consider potentially confounding variables, use multiple behavioral assays and report results in a descriptive and unbiased manner.