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SCSB Colloquium Series – Nouchine Hadjikhani, M.D., Ph.D.

April 17, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, followed by reception
Speaker: Nouchine Hadjikhani, M.D., Ph.D.
Affiliation: Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Host: Pawan Sinha, Ph.D.

Talk title: Look me in the eyes – or not?

Abstract: Abnormal eye contact is frequent in autism spectrum disorder. In this talk, I will present data supporting the hypothesis that an imbalance between the excitatory and the inhibitory systems (E/I)  in infancy results in eye contact avoidance and abnormal development of the social brain, and present exciting preliminary studies showing how reestablishing the E/I balance may help the core symptoms of autism.

[Video of the talk]




April 17, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Singleton Auditorium, Bldg. 46, Room 3002
43 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Simons Center for the Social Brain