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August 2022

Community Newsletter: EEG software impact, Neuropixels probe, prenatal pollution

by  /  14 August 2022

Scientists took to Twitter to talk shop this week about how the software used to process electroencephalography signals can influence results, Neuropixels probes can record from human brain cells, and prenatal exposure to pollution and stress might affect autism risk.

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Australia drafts guideline for supporting autistic children

by  /  9 August 2022

Government-convened experts laid out 84 recommendations, with a particular focus on affirming neurodiversity and embracing human rights.

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Community Newsletter: Whole-genome sequencing from Korea, a question of causality, early milestones

by  /  7 August 2022

It’s not quite back-to-school time, but the chatter on Twitter had us feeling nostalgically collegiate with deep dives into three studies and a philosophical conversation about language and thought.

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Spectrum Launch: How to break down biases in neuroscience

by  /  4 August 2022

Through a website called Stories of Women in Neuroscience, Nancy Padilla-Coreano aims to shift biases in the field, one conversation at a time.

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July 2022
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Community Newsletter: Animal modeling, cannabis and autism, a new editor-in-chief

by  /  31 July 2022

Twitter was not quiet as a mouse this week over two animal studies, a survey of cannabis use by autistic people, and a big announcement from the Journal of Neuroscience.

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Community Newsletter: An ‘unexpected autistic,’ presynaptic optogenetics, neuroanatomy art

by  /  24 July 2022

Heating up Twitter feeds this week was a new commentary about a rarely discussed perspective on autism, talk about the use of optogenetics tools to manipulate ‘presynapses,’ a possible explanation for decision-making differences between the sexes, and a striking illustration of the human brain.

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Community Newsletter: Therapy concerns, job training, a journal’s announcement

by  /  17 July 2022

The buzz this week hovered around the neurodiversity perspective on autism behavioral interventions, a virtual-reality program designed to help autistic people enter the workforce, and an announcement from an autism journal.

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Community Newsletter: Autism impact factors, autistic people’s perspectives, oxytocin receptor

by  /  10 July 2022

This week’s talk on Twitter included discussion on the merits of impact factors, responses to a Lancet commission’s recommendations for the autism field and research on oxytocin receptors.

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Spectrum Launch: When mentoring goes wrong

by  /  7 July 2022

Having a productive relationship can be beneficial for both mentors and mentees. So what can either side do when that mentorship goes awry?

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Community Newsletter: Lab collaborations, interneuron network expansion, DDX3X

by  /  3 July 2022

This week’s newsletter trails tweets about neuroscientists who study rodents or humans teaming up with those who study nonhuman primates, the expansion of interneurons networks in the human brain and new findings on the autism-linked gene DDX3X.

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