Welcome to a new MedTech West seminar: Application of MEG to study autism with Elena V Orekhova

Abstract:
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) – is the genetically heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by problems with social interaction and communication, as well as by presence of restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior. Altered balance between neural excitation and inhibition is thought to be an important feature of ASD. Brain electromagnetic oscillations in high gamma range (>40 Hz) are closely linked to regulation of E/I balance and may throw light on the E/I dysfunction in ASD. In this presentation Elena will tell you about origin and functional role of gamma oscillation and explain why their investigation in ASDs is important. She will also present recent results suggesting presence of altered MEG gamma oscillations in children with ASD.

Register by sending an email to seminars@medtechwest.se. A light lunch will be served afterwards to participants that have registered at the latest on February 26 at 2 pm. Please write “MTW seminar March 2″ in the subject line.

Date: March 2, 2015
Time: 11:30-12.30 (-13.00 including lunch)
Room: Stammen, Blå stråket 6, Sahlgrenska University Hospital