The 39th annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) 2016

The The 39th annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) was held in New Orleans, USA, from the 25th -29th June 2016. Post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Nadine Lindinger showcased the findings of her third study of her PhD dissertation during a poster presentation. Nadine’s dissertation examined the association of the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on social cognition in a longitudinal cohort. The poster focused on the neuroimaging findings of an affective appraisal fMRI paradigm with children aged 9-14 years. This is the first study in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) using neuroimaging to examine potential difference in neuronal activation when processing affective faces across different levels of prenatal alcohol exposure. It is the first step in an attempt to understand the mechanisms underlying the prominent and detrimental social cognitive problems seen in individuals with FASD.

Dr Lindinger presented this same work at the annual conference of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) held in Geneva, Switzerland, from June 26th – June 30th.

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