Shining a light on the autism spectrum

Rachel Moseley

When?
Tuesday, August 13 2019 at 7:30PM

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Where?

199 Malmesbury Park Road
Charminster
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH8 8PX

Who?
Rachel Moseley

What's the talk about?

The road to understanding autism spectrum conditions (ASC) has been a long and twisting one, with many false turns, but scientists have now come to realise that autism is a neurodevelopmental condition: one that is genetic, lifelong, and has its roots in the structure and function of the brain.

It appears that autistic brains are wired differently, and that this gives rise to a very different way of experiencing the world. How good we are at socialising; how well we communicate; how we experience sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches; all of these ways in which we differ can be traced back to the natural diversity in our brains.

In this talk, Dr Rachel Moseley will explore the brain basis of autism, adding a perspective from brain science to explain some of the differences between autistic and non-autistic people.

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Dr Rachel Moseley is a senior lecturer at Bournemouth University. She completed her PhD and two postdoctoral years in Cambridge, investigating brain differences between autistic and non-autistic people. Since moving to Bournemouth, she has further explored mental health, ageing, sex differences, and aspects of cognitive processing in autistic people.