Diverse brains: Neuroimaging in Autism reveals individual variability

May 26, 2011

Diverse brains: Neuroimaging in Autism reveals individual variability.

The world of neuroscience and neuroimaging is rapidly developing. As described eloquently by the Neuroethics founders at Columbia University, the implications of neuroimaging on our society are significant. The brain “holds a special cultural status as the seat of the mind, central to our notions of self and identity.” Thus, the impact of being able to visualize and study the brain at increasingly sophisticated levels, is strong, both on various fields of study and practice (medicine, marketing, technological applications, etcetera) and on the collective human psyche.

Does each individual human brain have a unique anatomy architecture? What are the similarities between people’s brains and what are the differences?

Dr. Anthony Bailey recently moved to Vancouver from the United Kingdom. Dr. Anthony Bailey is a Professor and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UBC and Editor of The Journal of Neural Transmission. Dr. Bailey is a world leader in autism research, with specific expertise in understanding the neurobiological aspects of behaviour, including genetics, neuropathology, and neuroimaging aspects. He will review some of his research in autism, in which the individual variation in brain morphology and correlates of behaviour are evident.

Talk and discussion: 5 pm to 6 pm
Location: Paetzold Lecture Theatre, Jim Pattison Pavilion, VGH
Wine & Cheese: please join us at 430 pm or later for wine and cheese

RSVP: http://braintalks5.eventbrite.com/