When Yizhar isn’t building new tools to study the neural circuits underlying autism and other complex conditions, you can find him playing the piano, shooting photographs or taking long runs in the desert.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Community Newsletter: Controversial ‘cost of autism’ paper, ‘doctors’ speak,’ double empathy explained
In this week’s community newsletter, we dissect reactions to an anti-vaccine activist’s controversial paper, how doctors talk about autism and our new double empathy explainer.
Community Newsletter: Online theory-of-mind test, strengths-based autism diagnosis, mapping trajectories
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we dissect a new online version of the Frith-Happé test, a strengths-based diagnostic approach, and autistic children’s trajectories after diagnosis.
A new method to track autism prevalence in 11 U.S. states is twice as fast as the old approach — and yields similar results.
Community Newsletter: Autism and the thalamus, recreational drug use in autistic people, new IACC members
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we discuss the role of the thalamus in autism, recreational drug use by autistic people and the newest lineup of IACC members.
Brainhack conferences offer talks and hands-on tutorials, and unite small groups of interdisciplinary researchers to work on open-source neuroscience projects.
Community Newsletter: Double empathy over time, 38 ways to camouflage, measuring stimming’s brain effects
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at interactions between autistic and non-autistic people, a study that found 38 distinct camouflaging behaviors and a proposal for measuring stimming’s effects on the brain.
Community Newsletter: ASH1L mouse model, camouflaging commentary, autism-specific suicidal behaviors survey
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at how a loss of the gene ASH1L is linked to autism, a commentary on camouflaging and a new survey to measure suicidal behaviors in autistic people.
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we’ve got papers on dopamine signaling, how gastrointestinal disorders affect anxiety, and predictors of gender dysphoria in autistic people.
Zemi Yenus was the mother of a child with autism, founder of Ethiopia’s first school for autistic children and a tireless advocate for autism awareness and research in Africa.