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Live Twitter chat from SfN 2014

by  /  13 November 2014

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On 18 November, hosted a Twitter Q&A chat live from the floors of the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

The chat included scientists from the conference and beyond, reflecting on some of the research presented and discussing how new tools in neuroscience might help advance our understanding of autism. The conversation also included input from journalists, academic institutions and voices from the public.

You can find an edited Storify version of the conversation here. A full transcript of the chat is here.

Participants included:

  • Partha Mitra (@partha_mitra), Professor of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Valerie Hu (@HuValerie), Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, George Washington University
  • David Amaral (@AmaralUCDavis), Director of Research, University of California, Davis’ MIND Institute
  • Dwayne Godwin (@BrainyActs), Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • National Institute of Mental Health (@NIMHgov), National Institutes of Health
  • Allen Institute for Brain Science (@Allen_Institute)
  • Autism Science Foundation (@AutismScienceFd and @AlisonSinger)

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For more reports from the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, please click here.