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On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, a one-day symposium held at The Hanover Inn brought together leading researchers for talks and discussion on the developing brain and behavior. This symposium highlighted cutting-edge neuroscientific research that is being brought to bear on long-standing questions regarding the development of the brain and behavior. Topics included neural development and plasticity, emotional development during adolescence, and brain mechanisms underlying illnesses such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and schizophrenia, as well as vulnerability to substance abuse. The speakers are world renowned experts in their fields of research, which provided an ideal forum for exposing the audience to the absolute latest findings and current research.
The symposium was sponsored by generous support from the Lincoln Filene Professorship, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Departments of Molecular and Systems Biology and Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and the Department of Neurology and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
David Bucci, Dartmouth College
The Balancing Act of Withholding Behavior
Joseph Buxbaum, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
From Gene Discovery to Novel Therapeutics in Autism Spectrum Disorder
BJ Casey, Yale University
The Adolescent Brain: Arrested or adaptive development
Adolescence as a Vulnerable Period in the Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia: Impact of Prepubertal Stress
Robert Malenka, Stanford University
Neural Mechanisms of Social Reward
Eve Marder, Brandeis University
Variability, Robustness, Modulation and Homeostasis in Neurons and Networks