ASD Journal Club

Die Forschungsgruppe trifft sich regelmäßig einmal im Monat, freitags, von 9 – 11 Uhr im Konferenzraum im 18. Stock des JenTowers für ein Leseseminar. Für gewöhnlich präsentieren wir hier Forschungsartikel zu ASS-bezogenen Forschungsthemen und diskutieren diese anschließend. Jeder Interessent ist herzlich dazu eingeladen, das Seminar zu besuchen und Forschungsartikel für kommende Seminare vorzuschlagen.

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Bisherige Themen

  • low functioning ASD
  • current therapy for ASD (early intervention, therapy for adults, pharmacological therapy, etc.)
  • learning mechanisms in ASD
  • schizophrenia versus autismus: The Hypo-Hyper-Intentionality hypothesis
  • psycho-social functioning and life satisfaction in adults with ASD
  • reduced cortical thickness in children with ASD
  • prospective memory in ASD
  • savant abilities in ASD
  • the role of testosterone in ASD
  • emotion regulation in ASD
  • face processing in ASD
  • autism and art (art therapy)
  • autism in other species (mice, rats, birds, dogs, non-human primates)

Wintersemester 2019/20

  • 21/28.02.2020             Thema:
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  • 24.01.2020                    Thema:
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  • 13.12.2019                    Weihnachtsspezial
  • 22.11.2019                      Thema:
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  • 25.10.2019                     Thema:
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Sommersemester 2019

  • 12.04.2019            Thema: “Summing up pre-/neonatal and early childhood brain growth and ASD”
    • Leitartikel: Blanken, L. M., Dass, A., Alvares, G., van der Ende, J., Schoemaker, N. K., El Marroun, H., … & Dissanayake, C. (2018). A prospective study of fetal head growth, autistic traits and autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research, 11(4), 602-612.
    • Leitartikel: Bonnet‐Brilhault, F., Rajerison, T. A., Paillet, C., Guimard‐Brunault, M., Saby, A., Ponson, L., … & Roux, S. (2018). Autism is a prenatal disorder: Evidence from late gestation brain overgrowth. Autism Research, 11(12), 1635-1642.
  • 24.05.2019            Thema: “Overarousal hypotheses/ socioaffective-excitatory/inhibitory-imbalance model”
    • Leitartikel: Hadjikhani, N., Zurcher, N. R., Lassalle, A., Hippolyte, L., Ward, N., & Johnels, J. Å. (2017). The effect of constraining eye-contact during dynamic emotional face perception—an fMRI study. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 12(7), 1197-1207.
  • 14.06.2019             Thema: “Relationships between ASD, emotion recognition and autonomic measures”
    • Leitartikel: Bal, E., Harden, E., Lamb, D., Van Hecke, A. V., Denver, J. W., & Porges, S. W. (2010). Emotion recognition in children with autism spectrum disorders: Relations to eye gaze and autonomic state. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 40(3), 358-370.
  • 26.07.2019             Thema: “Neurofeedback and HRV biofeedback” präsentiert von Andy Schumann

    • Leitartikel:  Lehrer, P. M., & Gevirtz, R. (2014). Heart rate variability biofeedback: how and why does it work?. Frontiers in psychology, 5, 756.
    • Leitartikel:  Mather, M., & Thayer, J. F. (2018). How heart rate variability affects emotion regulation brain networks. Current opinion in behavioral sciences, 19, 98-104.

Wintersemester 2018/19

  • 08.02.2019         Thema: “Abnormal brain growth in autism”
    • Leitartikel: Courchesne, E., Campbell, K., Solso, S. Brain growth across the life span in autism: Age-specific changes in anatomical pathology. Brain Research, 1380:138-45, 2011
  • 25.01.2019          Thema: “BDNF- Brain Drive Neurotrophic Factor- A biomarker for ASD?” präsentiert von Samaneh Dastgheib
    • Leitartikel: Qin, X., Feng, J., Cao, C., Wu, H., Loh, Y., and Cheng, Y. (2016). Association of peripheral blood levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor with autism spectrum disorder in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatr. 170. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.1626
    • Leitartikel: Keypaper: Saghazadeh, A., and Rezaei, N. (2017). Brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in autism: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J. Autism Dev. Disord. 47. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-3024-x
  • 14.12.2018          Weihnachtsspezial
  • 16.11.2018          Thema: “Imitation and emotion recognition in ASD” präsentiert von Andrea Kowallik
    • Leitartikel: Michael B. Lewis & Emily Dunn (2017) Instructions to mimic improve facial emotion recognition in people with sub-clinical autism traits, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70:11, 2357-2370, DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2016.1238950
  • 26.10.2018          Thema: “Pupillometry and ASD” präsentiert von Helene Kreysa and Dana Schneider
    • Leitartikel: Nuske et al.: Reactivity to fearful expressions of familiar and unfamiliar people in children with autism: an eye-tracking pupillometry study. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:14. doi:10.1186/1866-1955-6-14
    • Leitartikel: Nuske HJ, Vivanti G, Dissanayake C. Others’ emotions teach, but not in autism: an eye-tracking pupillometry study. Mol Autism. 2016;7(1):36. doi: 10.1186/s13229-016-0098-4

Sommersemester 2018

  • 28.09.2018           Thema: “Repetition suppression in autism and schizophrenia” präsentiert von Prof. Gyula Kovacs
    • Leitartikel: Chisholm et al. (2015). The association between autism and schizophrenia spectrum disorders: A review of eight alternate models of co-occurrence. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 55 (2015) 173–183.
    • Leitartikel: Wacongne et al. (2012). A Neuronal Model of Predictive Coding Accounting for the Mismatch Negativity. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(11), 3665–3678.
    • Leitartikel: Sinha et al. (2014). Autism as a disorder of prediction. PNAS, 111(42), 15220–15225.
    • Leitartikel: Fletcher & Frith (2009). Perceiving is believing: a Bayesian approach to explaining the positive symptoms of schizophrenia. Nature Reviews, Neuroscience, 10, 48-58.
  • 17.08.2018             Thema: “The relationship between ASD and Schizophrenia/Schizotypy” präsentiert von Linda Ficco, Andrea Kowallik & Helene Kreysa
  • 13.07.2018             Thema: “ABA Therapie” präsentiert von Justyna Przeperska
  • 15.06.2018             Thema: “Schizophrenia and autism as contrasting minds: neural evidence for the hypo-hyper-intentionality hypothesis” präsentiert von Linda Ficco
  • 04.05.2018            Thema: “Neurofeedback and Autism” präsentiert von Dr. Stella Färber & Prof. Stefan Schweinberger
  • 17.04.2018             Thema: “Voice Perception in Autism” präsentiert von Dr. Schelinski (Max-Plank-Institute Leipzig)
  • 13.04.2018             Thema: “Soziales Fertigkeitentraining und dazugehörige personalisierte Ansätze & Differentiating early and late electrophysiological markers of empathy in individuals with high and low autistic traits” präsentiert von Prof. Sven Bölte & Dr. Dana Schneider

Wintersemester 2016/17

  • 17.03.2017           Thema: “Talk of a concerned mother & Romantic relationships among adults with ASD” präsentiert von Gudrun Uhlig & Catarina Amado
    • Leitartikel: Strunz et al. (2016). Romantic Relationships and Relationship Satisfaction Among Adults With Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73(1), 113-125.
  • 24.02.2017           Thema: “Auditory/Voice processing in ASD” präsentiert von Romi Zäske
    • Leitartikel: Schelinski et al. (2016). Temporal voice areas exist in autism spectrum disorder but are dysfunctional for voice identity recognition. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11(11), 1812-1822.
    • Leitartikel: Schelinski et al. (2016). Voice identity processing in autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research, 10(1), 155-168.
  • 20.01.2017           Thema: “The influence of oxytocin on social functioning and ASD” präsentiert von Philipp Kanske & Katrin Preckel (MPI Leipzig)
    • Leitartikel: Watanabe et al. (2015). Clinical and neural effects of six-week administration of oxytocin on core symptoms of autism. Brain, 138(11), 3400-3412.
    • Leitartikel: Kanske et al. (2016). Are strong empathizers better mentalizers? Evidence for independence and interaction between the routes of social cognition. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11(9), 1383-1392.
  • 16.12.2016           Weihnachtsspezial – Nicht-wissenschaftliche Veranstaltung über ASD
  • 18.11.2016           Thema: “Learning mechanisms in ASD” präsentiert von Katharina Limbach
    • Leitartikel: Bo et al. (2016). Do children with autism spectrum disorders have motor learning difficulties? Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 23, 50-62.
  • 14.10.2016           Thema: “Emotion Regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorder” präsentiert von Claudia Menzel
    • Leitartikel: Mazefesky et al. (2013). The Role of Emotion Regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(7), 679–688.
    • Leitartikel: Samson et al. (2012). Emotion Regulation in Asperger’s Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Emotion, 12(4), 659-665.

Sommersemester 2016

  • 16.09.2016           Thema: “The Intense World Theory of Autism” präsentiert von Catarina Amado
    • Leitartikel: Markram et al. (2007). The intense world syndrome–an alternative hypothesis for autism. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 1(1), 77-96.
  • 19.08.2016           Thema: “Autism & Creativity” präsentiert von Marlena Itz
    • Leitartikel: Best et al. (2015). The Relationship Between Subthreshold Autistic Traits, Ambiguous Figure Perception and Divergent Thinking. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(12), 4064-4073.
  • 15.07.2016           Thema: “The Extreme Male Brain Hypothesis of ASD” präsentiert von Gregor Hayn-Leichsenring
    • Leitartikel: Baron-Cohen (2002). The extreme male brain theory of autism. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6(6), 248-254.
  • 17.06.2016           Thema: “Genetics in ASD” präsentiert von Christpoph Redies
    • Leitartikel: de la Torre et al. (2016). Advancing the understanding of autism disease mechanisms through genetics. Nature Medicine Review, 22(4), 345-361.
  • 20.05.2016           Thema: “Autism research with autistic traits in the general population” präsentiert von Carina Giesen
    • Leitartikel: Baron-Cohen et al. (2001). The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ): Evidence from Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism, Malesand Females, Scientists and Mathematicians. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 31(1), 5-17.

Wintersemester 2015/16

  • 18.03.2016            Thema: “A duet for one. Sychrony in Dual Interactions & WGAS 2016 report” präsentiert von Helene Kreysa & Verena Skuk
    • Leitartikel: Friston, & Frith (2015). A duet for one. Consciousness and Cognition, 36, 390-405.
  • 19.02.2016             Thema: “Autism in Adulthood” präsentiert von Gregor Hayn-Leichsenring & Claudia Menzel
    • Leitartikel: Magiati et al. (2014). Cognitive, language, social and behavioural outcomes in adults with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review of longitudinal follow-up studies in adulthood. Clinical Psychology Review, 34(1), 73-86.
  • 15.01.2016             Thema: “Gender Differences in ASD & Person Perception in ASD” präsentiert von Dana Schneider & Stefan Schweinberger
    • Leitartikel: Werling, & Geschwind (2013). Sex differences in autism spectrum disorders. Current Opinion in Neurology, 26(2), 146-153.;
    • Keypaper: Rhodes et al. (2013). Autistic traits are linked to reduced adaptive coding of face identity and selectively poorer face recognition in men but not women. Neuropsychologia, 51(13), 2702-2708.
  • 27.11.2015              Thema: “Broken Mirror Neuron Theory in ASD” präsentiert von Katharina Limbach
    • Leitartikel: Southgate (2008). Unbroken mirrors: Challenging a theory of autism. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12(6), 225-229.
  • 30.10.2015            Thema: “Predictive Coding in ASD” präsentiert von Christoph Redies
    • Leitartikel: Van de Cruys et al. (2014). Precise minds in uncertain worlds: Predictive coding in autism. Psychological Review, 121(4), 649-675.

Sommersemester 2015

  • 18.09.2015           Thema: “Social Motivation in ASD” präsentiert von Carina Giesen
    • Leitartikel: Chevallier et al. (2012). The social motivation theory of autism. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16(4), 231-239.
  • 07.08.2015           Thema: “Eye Contact in Children with ASD” präsentiert von Helene Kreysa
    • Leitartikel: Falck-Ytter et al. (2015). Eye Contact Modulates Cognitive Processing Differently in Children With Autism. Child Development, 86(1), 37-47.
  • 10.07.2015            Thema: “Mouse models in ASD” präsentiert von Gregor Hayn-Leichsenring
    • Leitartikel: Hamilton et al. (2011). Multiple Multiple autism-like behaviors in a novel transgenic mouse model. Behavioural Brain Research, 218(1), 29-41.
  • 17.04.2015            Thema: “Antioxidant treatment in ASD & WGAS 2015 news” präsentiert von Dana Schneider & Jürgen Kaufmann
    • Leitartikel: Singh et al. (2014). Sulforaphane treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(43), 15550-15555.