Duke Center for Autism Seminar Series
"What can neurosensory assessments tell us?"
Mark Tommerdahl, PhD
Associate Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University
President and Co-founder, Cortical Metrics
"For the past 15 years, we have been developing tactile based neurosensory assessments and the technology to support their utilization in both research and clinical environments. The methods - delivered with a device called the Brain Gauge - have proven to be useful for researching a broad spectrum of neurological disorders and parallel outcomes observed from animal models. Metrics that are sensitive to mechanisms such as lateral inhibition and feed-forward inhibition can be obtained, and some of these have demonstrated particular sensitivity to autism."
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