The Batsheva de Rothschild workshop for inter-disciplinary research
on
Autism: from biology to behavior
Beit Daniel, Zichron Yaakov, Israel

Monday, Feb 2 2009

Opening lecture Prof. Nils Brose, Max Planck Inst. for Experimental Medicine, Germany- Autism as a synaptopathy - synaptic and behavioral dysfunction in mouse models of monogenic heritable autism

 
Session 3: Sensory processing and repetitive behavior in ASD
Chair:
Prof. Avi Karni, University of Haifa
 

 Dr. Dorit Ben Shalom, Ben-Gurion University, Israel- What is known about the neural basis of repetitive movements?

 

 Dr. Einat Gal, University of Haifa, Israel- The relationship between sensory processing disorders, and repetitive movements, in children with Autism

 

 Dr. Yoram Bonneh, Weizmann Inst., Israel- Mono-channel processing and hyper perception in cases of severe autism

 

 Dr. Ayelet Ben Sasson, University of Haifa, Israel- Sensory subgroups of  young children with ASD

 

Session 4: A view into the autistic brain
Chair:
Yoram Bonneh, Weizmann Institute of Science

 

 keynote lecture Dr. Kamila Markram, Brain Mind Institute, EPFL Switzerland - Intense world theory of autism

 

 Prof. Henry Markram, Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Switzerland - How hyper-functional neocortical circuits could affect information processing

 

Dr. Dafna Ben Bashat, Tel-Aviv University, Israel- White matter structure in young subjects with autism: evidence from diffusion tensor imaging

 

Round table discussion:
Prof. Kobi Rosenblum, Prof. Talma Hendler, Dr. Ofer Golan