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Meeting Highlights

MindSpec presents Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

This section describes cutting-edge research findings. These stories are largely unpublished, meaning that they haven't been vetted by unbiased peers. This means they may not ultimately be published. All of these findings should be thought of as preliminary. We present these items here to shed light on interesting aims and preliminary findings, illuminating where research is trying to go.


Enriching environment improves social interactions (SfN 2016)

By Wayne Pereanu
November, 15th, 2016

Connor D. Martin presented unpublished research at a poster session on Tuesday describing how an enriching environment improved sociability among rats chemically-treated to exhibit autism-like behavior.


Low carb diet improves sociability in female EL mice (SfN 2016)

By Wayne Pereanu
November, 14th, 2016

David Ruskin presented unpublished research at a poster session on Monday describing how a ketogenic diet improved sociability in a mouse autism model.


Sound processing in ASD (SfN 2016)

By Wayne Pereanu
November, 13th, 2016

J.H. Foss-Feig presented unpublished research at a poster session on Sunday describing how sound processing might be different in people with ASD.


Touch sensitivity measured by questionnaire (SfN 2016)

By Wayne Pereanu
November, 13th, 2016

Ayako Yaguchi presented unpublished research at a poster session on Sunday describing how touch sensitivity was successfully measured by a questionnaire.


Autism mouse models have loss of left/right brain asymmetry (SfN 2016)

By Wayne Pereanu
November, 12th, 2016

J. Ellegood presented unpublished research at a poster session on Saturday describing a study of 37 different autism mouse lines. They found a loss of left/right brain asymmetry in the brains of these autism models.


Studying neurons from urine (SfN 2016)

By Wayne Pereanu
November, 12th, 2016

S. Gong presented unpublished research at a poster session on Saturday describing a process of deriving neurons from urine. The group then went on to characterize various neuron features.


ASD Brains are Connected Differently (SfN 2012)

By Wayne Pereanu
October, 14th, 2012

Travis Nesland presented unpublished research at a poster session on Sunday describing a novel approach that found ASD brain regions are connected in a different way than control patient brains.


Processing Autonomic Information Differently (SfN 2012)

By Wayne Pereanu
October, 14th, 2012

Tehila Eilam-Stock presented unpublished research at a poster session on Sunday describing specific brain areas from ASD patients that were processing autonomic information differently.


Compromised Energy Production in ASD Brain Cells (SfN 2012)

By Wayne Pereanu
October, 15th, 2012

Guomei Tang presented unpublished research at a poster session on Monday identifying how mitochondria may be impaired in a specific type of brain cell.


Oxytocin mediated rescue of social behavior in mice (SfN 2012)

By Ajay Kumar
October, 16th, 2012


Rat models of Autism (SfN 2012)

By Ajay Kumar
October, 16th, 2012










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