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David Amaral

Professor, MIND Institute, University of California, Davis

David Amaral is distinguished professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute.

January 2024
An illustration of a magnifying glass, checklists, and anonymous figures.

‘Prototypical autism’ research is likely a dead end

by , ,  /  25 January 2024

Efforts to define “frank” or “classic” forms of the condition build on several assumptions that the science has not yet borne out.