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Audiovisual Synchrony

Audiovisual Synchrony

People on the autism spectrum live in a synchronized world. When Ami Klin, Ph.D. was the director of Yale’s Child Study Center Autism Program, he and Warren Jones, a CSC neuroscientist, pioneered the use of eye-tracking technology in autism...

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Affiliation Equals Safety

Affiliation Equals Safety

The dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) is a small strip of the brain located deep within the frontal cortex and is part of the complex alarm system that was known primarily for picking up the distress of physical pain. Surprisingly, the dACC...

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Mirror Neurons

Mirror Neurons

Giacomo Rizzolatti is a neurophysiologist at the University of Parma in Italy. In 1995 he was leading a team of researchers as they mapped the activity of the F5 area of the brain in macaque monkeys. F5 is in the premotor cortex and contains...

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The Science of Fight or Flight

The Science of Fight or Flight

Beginning in the 1990’s sports and military psychologists examined the performance-limiting effects of ‘undesirable emotions’ like fear and anxiety. They looked at a fundamental question: Is the fear that you feel in combat the same fear that you...

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Self-Regulation

Self-Regulation

For many people, self-regulation is something you never think about, or even hear about, until you have a child – and then it seems like you think about nothing else.  At least that was my experience twenty-five years ago when my daughter was born...

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