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Vikaas Sohal on abnormal neural circuits in autism

 /  6 March 2013
The Presenter
Vikaas Sohal
Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Vikaas Sohal is associate professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He studies circuits in the brain in order to understand how these patterns of activity contribute to both normal cognition and the behaviors associated with neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.

On 6 March, Vikaas Sohal shared his award-winning work on how abnormal circuits in different types of neurons may contribute to aspects of autism.

You can watch a complete replay of the webinar above.

Viewers submitted a number of great questions for Sohal during the Q&A session. Use the comments section below to submit questions we didn’t have time to get to, or to pose follow-up questions. Sohal, who is assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, will monitor this thread.

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