Psychiatry Grand Rounds 1/20 | Carissa Cascio, PhD

Cascio Grand Rounds

"Windows into Autism Through Brain, Face, and Heart"


The activity is designed to help the learner

1)    Describe the cascading effects model of sensory influence on autism symptoms
2)    Explain the sensory modality of interoception and its relevance to emotion in psychiatric and neurodevelopmental conditions
3)    Compare the sensorimotor aspects of emotion perception and emotion expression
4)    List structural brain differences in autism that may underlie emotion-relevant sensory-perceptual differences in autism


About the Speaker:

Carissa Cascio, PhD
James G. Blakemore Chair 
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 



This talk will focus on sensory and sensorimotor differences in autism, and describe a model by which the brain’s interpretation of these low level differences impact the more complex behavior that clinical defines autism and its commonly co-occurring conditions such as anxiety.


CME/CE credit for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is only available during the live feed time and for a brief time immediately following. The code for this week's session is displayed at the opening and closing of the meeting and also in the Chair's Office Zoom Account Name during the meeting.


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This talk is sponsored by the
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
This educational activity received no commercial support.