Two threads pose intriguing neuroscience questions; plus a criminal-justice policy brief.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Threads on a GoogleMap for the brain and guidance on communicating with autistic people in a health-care setting garnered gobs of comments this week.
Our Twitter feeds were awash with research activity this week, including a review of autism intervention studies and resources to build better data-wrangling skills.
The pair’s new guidebook offers practical steps to make clinical trials easier and more meaningful for autistic participants.
Their plans stand to improve how autistic children from racial or ethnic minorities are evaluated.
Spectrum Launch: Neuropsychology’s diversity problem; the true cost of a postdoc; a bevy of job posts
Two groups are working to increase representation among neuropsychology researchers, in part to improve behavioral assessments for autism.
Highlights this week include two gene studies — one on the role of autism-linked genes in developing interneurons and another on the genetic origins of overlapping autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
The talk of the Twittersphere turned around two influential neuroscience papers, plus a virtual trip to the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics.
Too often, people outside the margins of what’s considered classic autism are left out of research agendas, Abubakare says.