SciCafe - Understanding Autism

Free science lecture with a cash bar. It is a fun educational happy hour. 

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Lecture starts at 7:00 pm. Q and A around 7:40 pm. Event ends around 8 pm 

Location:  Cullman Hall of the Universe - Enter on 77th Street, museum staff will direct you to Cullman Hall

I will be in the front (3rd row) on the right side. Come over and say “Hi”. 

Come early to get a seat. 

SciCafe - Understanding Autism

One of the most important unanswered questions in autism research today is the identity of the neural circuits responsible for autistic behavior. Join Samuel Wang, associate professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton, as he explains brain dysfunction that is developmentally “upstream” of the many problems found in autistic brains. Wang speaks about research being done to address the question of whether disruption of cerebellar function during key periods of brain development lead to autistic-like behaviors.

Read Dr. Wang's recent article, "How to Think about the Risk of Autism," in the New York Times. 

http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/scicafe/understanding-autism

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  • Carmit

    The presenter gave very detailed answers to the questions in the q&a portion. Even with the time constraints Dr. Wang was given, he still managed to cover a lot of material.

    June 4

  • Brother-D B. Aammaa N.

    The talk was great. Among other things, i didn't know about major synaptic reduction as We enter Our 2nd year, much less an autistic exception to this pattern. However, once again i did not know who in attendance was part of Our meetup.

    June 4

  • Renata A.

    I am really sorry to cancel it as well. Is there an available material for reading? I am very interested in this theme but I have to work long long hours today.

    June 4

    • Harry

      The Museum will video tape the presentation and post it on their website

      June 4

    • Renata A.

      Thank you. I will certainly watch it when I have more time!

      June 4

  • Annelle S.

    So sorry have to cancel new friends. Dream job interview and have to prepare. Wish me luck.

    3 · June 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can about autism .

    June 4

  • Annelle S.

    I am fascinated by Autism. Will I get to mingle with the members of this meetup as I, want to make friends with like minds?

    May 26

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