Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Colloquium on Autism

Perhaps it is too late to announce here... but this Wednesday we will hold an extended colloquium on autism in the University of Heidelberg. It is titled;

"New Ethical Issues on Autism"

It is not oriented to phenomenology but (neuro)ethical issues. In recent years, oxytocin injections are gaining attention as a possible therapy for Autism. Relevant research results suggest that the administration of oxytocin is effective to decrease repetitive behaviors and increase socially engaging behaviors in ASD. However, serious ethical concerns are raised around this new therapy.

No doubt that it will be a very nice opportunity to share discussions on therapy, medical treatment, early intervention, diagnosis and related ethical issues of autism!