Biophysics Colloquium with Samuel Wang

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Clark Hall, 700 Central Campus

Samuel Wang, Princeton University

Host: Chris Xu

The Cerebellum, Sensitive Periods, and Autism

Although the cerebellum is mainly known as a sensory/motor structure, its influence and connections reach many regions known for cognitive function, emotion, and reward. I will present evidence for the idea that the cerebellum acts during sensitive periods to shape the developing brain. This hypothesis can explain a wide range of observations in autism, and may illuminate how the brain's wiring is shaped by early-life sensory experience.

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Seminar

Departments

LASSP

Tags

biophysics, biophysics_colloquium, lassp

Contact E-Mail

jdf55@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Jonathan Fuller

Contact Phone

255-8101

Speaker

Samuel Wang

Speaker Affiliation

Princeton University

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