Genes play a role in empathy

A new study published today suggests that how empathic we are is not just a result of our upbringing and experience but also partly a result of our genes. Empathy has two parts: the ability to recognize another person’s thoughts and feelings, and the ability to respond with an appropriate emotion to someone else’s thoughts […]

UTSA professor leads new behavioral research on pediatric feeding disorders

March 2, 2018 Bryant Silbaugh, assistant professor of special education in The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, leads innovative behavioral research on pediatric feeding disorders in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Silbaugh, along with UTSA undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students, works with children and their parents […]

Lecture Series Promotes Interdisciplinary Approach to Autism Research

Lecture Series Promotes Interdisciplinary Approach to Autism Research Katherine Dvorak February 20, 2018 A new lecture series from the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorder Institute (ANDI) at the George Washington University (GW) aims to connect researchers, faculty members, and students from across the university whose fields of expertise are relevant to the study of autism. “ANDI […]