AUTISM JOURNAL CLUB
  Staff, students, clinicians and members of the autism community are invited to present journal articles on autism research for discussion. All are very welcome to attend the meetings. The Autism Journal Club is usually held bi-monthly on Mondays at 4-5pm. Please email Kirsty Ainsworth on kirstya@psy.gla.ac.uk to be added to our mailing list.
  For further information about these events, please contact David R. Simmons.
SCHEDULED TALKS
COMING SOON
PAST PRESENTATIONS
September 11th 2017
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
The Reason I Jump
by Michael Dawson/Graham Eatough
from the University of Glasgow
Invited by David R. Simmons
August 14th 2017
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Workshop on experiences of the autism community and implications for research
by Dr Ute Barrett
from the University of Glasgow
Invited by David R Simmons
July 31st 2017
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Infant viewing of social scenes is under genetic control and is atypical in autism
by Dr. David Simmons
Lecturer
from the University of Glasgow
Invited by Dr. David Simmons
June 19th 2017
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
(Mis)representations of autism on film
by Jodie Wilkinson
Public Engagement Coordinator
from the Glasgow Film Theatre and Festivals
Invited by David R. Simmons
June 5th 2017
4:00pm
Meeting Room, Level 6, 58 Hillhead Street
International Meeting for Autism Research -- More Feedback
by David R. Simmons
May 22nd 2017
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 2017 -- report
by David R. Simmons
May 8th 2017
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Identification of Developmental and Behavioral Markers Associated With Genetic Abnormalities in Autism Spectrum Disorder
by Dr. Ken Aitken
Senior Lecturer
from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing,
University of Glasgow
Invited by David R. Simmons
April 24th 2017
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Neurotypical peers are less likely to interact with those with autism based on thin slice judgements
by Dr. Sue Fletcher-Watson
Chancellor's Fellow
from the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences. University of Edinburgh
Invited by David R. Simmons
April 10th 2017
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Salience Network Connectivity in Autism is related to Brain and Behavioural markers of Sensory Over-responsivity by Green, Hernandez, Bookheimer & Dapretto (2016)
by Dana Kanel
February 27th 2017
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Interaction takes two: Typical adults exhibit mind-blindness towards those with Autism Spectrum Disorder
by Greta Krasimirova Todorova
February 13th 2017
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Is there a distinctive brain structure associated with ASD?
by Lena Hofbauer
from the University of Glasgow
Invited by David R. Simmons
January 30th 2017
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Is the construct of Autism Spectrum Disorder valid?
by David R. Simmons
December 19th 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Autism Research: Review of the year 2016
by David R. Simmons
December 5th 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Which terms should be used to describe autism? Perspectives from the autism community
by David R. Simmons
November 21st 2016
4:00pm
Room 520B, Boyd Orr Building, University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QR
Mealtime behaviors associated with consumption of unfamiliar foods by young children with autism spectrum disorder (Stough et al, 2015, Appetite, 95, 324-333
by Erin Lowe
from the University of Glasgow
Invited by David R. Simmons
November 7th 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Fixing the mirrors: A feasibility study of the effects of dance movement therapy on young adults with autism spectrum disorder (Koch et al, 2015, Autism, 19(3), 338-350.)
by Jade McClements
Final-year undergraduate
from the School of Psychology, University of Glasgow
Invited by David R. Simmons
October 10th 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Premature mortality in Autism Spectrum Disorder
by Greta Krasimirova Todorova
September 26th 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Autism Europe de-brief
by David R. Simmons
September 12th 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Perceptual learning in autism
by David R. Simmons
August 1st 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
No difference in cross-modal attention or sensory discrimination thresholds in autism and matched controls
by Margaret Holmes Laurie
July 4th 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Using Intersubject Correlation (ISC) of Dance to Study Biological Motion Processing in Autism
by Frank E. Pollick
June 20th 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
IMFAR de-brief Part 2
by David R. Simmons
June 6th 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
More talk of IMFAR
by David R. Simmons
May 23rd 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
IMFAR de-brief
by David R. Simmons
March 14th 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Autism continued ... Adulthood and Ageing --- follow-up discussion
by Michael Dawson
Invited by David R. Simmons
February 29th 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Rethinking the concepts of "local or global processors" (D'Souza, Booth, Connolly et al, 2015, Developmental Science, e-pub)
by Carrie Ballantyne
Lecturer in Psychology
from the University of the West of Scotland
Invited by David R. Simmons
February 15th 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Local and Global Visual Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Van Eylen et al, 2015, JADD e-pub)
by Margaret Holmes Laurie
February 1st 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
"Executive functioning in autism spectrum disorders: influence of task and sample characteristics and relation to symptom severity" by Van Eylen, L. et al (2015). Eur. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry 24(11) 1399-1417
by Greta Todorova
Psychology honours student
from the University of Glasgow
Invited by David R. Simmons
January 18th 2016
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Neural noise models of autism: what's the story?
by David R. Simmons
December 7th 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Alexithymia, Not Autism, Predicts Predicts Poor Recognition of Emotional Facial Expressions
by Kirsty Ainsworth
November 23rd 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Altered Medial Frontal and Superior Temporal Response to Implicit Processing of Emotions in Autism by Kana et al (2015) Autism Research [epub]
by Paula Regener
November 9th 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
All change for the DSM-5: motor deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Coordination Disorder
by Dr. Louisa Miller
Invited by David R. Simmons
October 26th 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Atypical basic movement kinematics in autism spectrum conditions
by Dr. Jonathan Delafield-Butt
Senior Lecturer in Early Years
from the University of Strathclyde
Invited by David R. Simmons
October 12th 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Temporal processing as a source of altered visual perception in high autistic tendency
by Margaret Holmes Laurie
September 28th 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Performance on the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-Hue Test is significantly related to non-verbal IQ by Cranwell et al (2015)
by David R. Simmons
September 14th 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Visual status in children with Autism spectrum disorder: developing an evidence base for clinicians
by Dr. Julie-Anne Little
Lecturer in Optometry
from the Vision Science Research Group,
School of Biomedical Sciences,
University of Ulster
Invited by David R. Simmons
July 27th 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Serious games for children with ASD
by Hanan Makki
PhD Student
from the Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art
Invited by David R. Simmons
June 29th 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 2015
by Kirsty Ainsworth
June 15th 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
The Picture-Glasgow Sensory Questionnaire (P-GSQ): the development of a sensory questionnaire suitable for children
by Lauren Brown/David Simmons
Chancellors Fund Summer Student
from the University of Glasgow
Invited by David R. Simmons
June 1st 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Magnocellular visual evoked potential delay with high autism spectrum quotient yields a neural mechanism for altered perception by Alexandra Sutherland and David P. Crewther
by Alastair Clarkson
Autism Practitioner
from the Scottish Autism
Invited by David R. Simmons
May 18th 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
How reliable is the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) as a tool for research?
by David R. Simmons
March 23rd 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
The impact of sensory sensitivities on social interactions
by Margaret Laurie/Jennifer Kane
Final year Undergraduates
from the School of Psychology, University of Glasgow
Invited by David R. Simmons
February 23rd 2015
4:00pm
Meeting Room, Level 6, 58 Hillhead Street
Scaffolded reaching experiences encourage grasping activity in infants at high risk for autism
by Maria Ferrara
Phd Student
from the Strathclyde University
Invited by Kirsty Ainsworth
January 26th 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
A Substantial and Unexpected Enhancement of Motion Perception in Autism
by Kirsty Ainsworth
January 12th 2015
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Visual social attention in autism spectrum disorder: Insights from eye tracking studies
by Gillian Little
from the Strathclyde University
Invited by Kirsty Ainsworth
December 15th 2014
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Fascination and Isolation: A Grounded Theory Exploration of Unusual Sensory Experiences in Adults with Asperger Syndrome
by David R. Simmons
December 1st 2014
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Anatomical Abnormalities in Autism?
by Phil McAleer
November 17th 2014
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
The construct of the multisensory temporal binding window and its dysregulation in developmental disabilities
by Paula Regener
November 3rd 2014
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Attenuation of typical sex differences in 800 adults with autism vs. 3,900 controls
by Kirsty Ainsworth
October 8th 2012
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
When the world becomes ‘too real’: a Bayesian explanation of autistic perception
by David R. Simmons
September 10th 2012
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Thinking in Patterns: using multi-voxel pattern analyses to find neural correlates of moral judgment in neurotypical and ASD populations
by Frank E. Pollick
March 12th 2012
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Mapping Early Brain Development in Autism
by Lipi Samanta
February 6th 2012
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
The autistic child's appraisal of expressions of emotion
by Kirsty Ainsworth
January 16th 2012
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Mindblind Eyes: An Absence of Spontaneous Theory of Mind in Asperger Syndrome
by Maria Nunez
from the Glasgow Caledonian University
Invited by Paula Regener
December 5th 2011
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Children with autism are neither systematic nor optimal foragers
by Ashley E. Robertson
November 14th 2011
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Autism Spectrum Traits in the Typical Population Predict Structure and Function in the Posterior Superior Temporal Sulcus
by Paula Regener
October 3rd 2011
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Bridging Autism, Science and Society: Moving Toward an Ethically Informed Approach to Autism Research
by David R. Simmons
July 4th 2011
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Literature review for Masters Thesis on cortical thickness in individuals with ASD
by Paula Regener
June 6th 2011
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
an IMFAR review
by Frank E. Pollick
April 7th 2011
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
a range of papers
by Frank E. Pollick
February 7th 2011
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Social and non-social visual attention patterns and associative learning in infants at risk for autism
by Thusha Rajendran
Invited by Paula Regener
December 6th 2010
4:00pm
Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street
Conversational gestures in autism spectrum disorders: Asynchrony but not decreased frequency
by Frank E. Pollick