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From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.

Week of NovemberNov
21st
2022

Spotted around the web: Neuroscience 2022; brain condensates; university strikes

by , ,  /  23 November 2022
Here is a roundup of news and research for the weeks of 14 and 21 November.
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Community Newsletter: Highlights from Neuroscience 2022

by  /  20 November 2022
This week we’re highlighting the Twitter chatter from the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting, held in San Diego, California, last week.
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Brain’s memory center flags autistic adults at risk for cognitive decline

by  /  17 November 2022
Brain scans of the hippocampus reveal autistic people who are at increased risk of cognitive problems as they get older.
November 2022
Street view of the San Diego Convention Center.

Reactions from Neuroscience 2022

by  /  14 November 2022

Scientists at Neuroscience 2022 share highlights of the conference.

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Community Newsletter: Brain sizes; Project Vesuvius; head-turning Neuropixels tool

by  /  13 November 2022

This week, neuroscientists weighed in on differing brain sizes, Project Vesuvius and a Neuropixels tool.

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Week of NovemberNov
7th
2022

Spotted around the web: Microglia classification; singing to babies; Mastodon

by  /  11 November 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 7 November.

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The San Diego Convention Center viewed from above on a sunny day.

Heading to Neuroscience 2022

by  /  10 November 2022

Spectrum sources and reporters share which sessions they are most excited to attend at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, which starts on Saturday.

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Community Newsletter: A profound discussion on autism labels

by  /  6 November 2022

Representation was the theme of this this week, with a deep discussion on ‘profound autism’ and info about an upcoming conference.

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Week of OctoberOct
31st
2022

Spotted around the web: Mapping histones; COVID-19 births; acetaminophen lawsuits

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 31 October.

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Spectrum Launch: Child care at SfN; interview tips; Neuropixels course

by  /  3 November 2022

This month’s issue is packed with tips for early-career researchers heading to the first in-person meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in three years.

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An array of brain maps.

New tool transforms, compares dissimilar brain maps

by  /  1 November 2022

The open-source software makes it possible to overlay disparate datasets and potentially accelerate hypothesis generation.

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October 2022
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Community Newsletter: Families in crisis; genetics mystery; health determinants

by  /  30 October 2022

Recent Twitter threads explore a new approach to autism diagnosis, a mysterious genetic region and social determinants of health.

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Week of OctoberOct
24th
2022

Spotted around the web: Double empathy, cortical-cerebellar links, public peer review

by  /  28 October 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 24 October.

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