Dr. Jamie McPartland on the nature of social deficits in autism

Date Published: 
March 18, 2011
Year Published: 
2011
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James McPartland is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Developmental Electrophysiology Laboratory at the Yale Child Study Center.

Dr. McPartland's program of research employs electroencephalography to investigate the integrity of social brain systems in children with social disabilities. He is particularly interested in the developmental nature of social deficits in autism and the role that experience plays in shaping brain function and behavior over time. His work has revealed anomalies in temporal processing of faces in people with autism at the most basic stages of perception. The objective of Dr. McPartland's program of research is to develop biologically-based tools for earlier identification of autism and for the objective assessment of response to intervention.