Welcome to the Autism Science Foundation’s first Scientist Chat! We have three more Friday chats scheduled for the month of April. You can learn more about these chats and our other activities on our Autism Awareness Month Calendar found here.
We were excited to have Dr. Kevin Pelphrey of Yale University come by and discuss his work. Dr. Pelphrey is a Harris Associate Professor in the Yale Child Study Center and an Associate Professor of Psychology. He is also the Director of the Child Neuroscience Laboratory.
Kevin’s lab uses fMRI and other imaging techniques to discover the brain mechanisms underlying the development of different aspects of social cognition. He’s had some amazing findings regarding how individuals with autism, siblings and non-affected individuals use different parts of their brains during social tasks.
The transcript can be found in the link below: