Seminars and Symposia
IDAC Seminar, 2 August 2016
|Secretariat, Alumni Association, IDAC|
|Date||Tuesday,2 August 2016, 17:00～|
|Room||IDAC Center for Clinical Aging Research 1F
Medium-size Conference Room
|Title||Taking autistic perspective: Empathy and moral judgments in autism spectrum disorders|
|Affiliation||The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University|
|Person-in-charge|| Yasuyuki Taki (Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology)
Contact : Mitsunari Abe (Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology ・ext8559)
|Abstract||Autism spectrum disorders are neurodevelopmental disorders, diagnosed as social communication difficulties and stereotypical behaviors or insistence on sameness (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). “Autism” is, originally, from the Greek word “autós” (“self” in English), and individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are thought to represent atypical self-awareness and to experience difficulties understanding other minds based on altered self-awareness.
In this talk, first, I will describe our neuroimaging study on perspective taking, which is an ability to take other person’s perspective. Second, I will introduce our neuroimaging study on empathic responses by individuals with ASD. Finally, I will talk about our recent behavioral studies on moral judgments in early adolescence with ASD. Based on those findings, I would like to discuss about the importance to take “autistic” perspective.