Communicating our work!

Over the course of the year, the SAPIENS ESRs have attended multiple conferences all over the world, presenting work they have accomplished!

Hanna Halkola presented her poster titled “Proband traits of ASD and ADHD associate with infant sibling temperament development” at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting 2022 in Texas, the Autism Research (ARCH) Showcase in London, and the Neurodevelopmental Disorder Annual Seminar (NDAS22) in Edinbugh.

In July, Jasmine Siew, Dianna Ilyka, Elena Throm, and Zsofia Bélteki attended the International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS 2022) in Ottawa. Zsofia presented a poster titled: “The vocabulary of infants with an elevated likelihood and diagnosis of autism: A systematic review and meta-analysis of infant language studies using the CDI and MSEL”. Elena presented the poster “Preregistration: Neuroadaptive optimisation to study individual differences in ERP responses to faces of mother and stranger?”, and Jasmine presented the poster “Infant responsivity to maternal touch at 10-months as an early marker of autism symptom severity at 24-months in infants at elevated likelihood for ASD”. Dianna gave a talk titled: “The concurrent associations between infants’ social engagement and neural specialization to social stimuli”.

Niilo Valtakari attended the 21st European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM 2022) in Leicester, where he presented a poster titled: “A field test of appearance-based gaze estimation”. He also attended the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2022) in Nijmegen, where he presented a poster titled: “How infants use their parent’s nonverbal behavior to anticipate turns in conversation”.

Tanaya Batabyal attended the FENS Forum 2022 in Paris, and presented a poster titled: “Oscillatory brain activity in infants during visual attention to dynamic faces and objects at the age of 11 months”.

All of these conferences have provided great opportunities to communicate the work we are doing in SAPIENS, and helped us form important connections with researchers from other parts of the world!

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