AUTISM ACCEPTANCE MONTH: EARLY LEARNING AND INTERVENTION EXPERT

Giacomo Vivanti, PhD, is an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. His research focuses on understanding and addressing the social learning difficulties observed in young children with autism, such as their difficulties in imitation, attention and play skills. “I study early learning, how children with autism learn from others in the first years… Continue reading AUTISM ACCEPTANCE MONTH: EARLY LEARNING AND INTERVENTION EXPERT

Developmental Trajectories of Adolescent Girls’ Borderline Personality Symptoms and Sexual Risk Behaviors.

Adolescence is a developmental period during which youth tend to initiate sexual behavior, which may include sexual risk behavior. Symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) are associated with increased rates of risky behaviors. However, little is known about longitudinal associations between BPD symptoms and sexual risk behaviors during adolescence. This study examines developmental trajectories of… Continue reading Developmental Trajectories of Adolescent Girls’ Borderline Personality Symptoms and Sexual Risk Behaviors.

HomeHuman hippocampal connectivity is stronger in olfaction than other sensory systems.

During mammalian evolution, primate neocortex expanded, shifting hippocampal functional networks away from primary sensory cortices, towards association cortices. Reflecting this rerouting, human resting hippocampal functional networks preferentially include higher association cortices, while those in rodents retained primary sensory cortices. Research on human visual, auditory and somatosensory systems shows evidence of this rerouting. Olfaction, however, is… Continue reading HomeHuman hippocampal connectivity is stronger in olfaction than other sensory systems.