The Effect of Prenatal Valproic Acid Exposure on the Developing Brain : Face , Construct , and Predictive Validity of an Animal Model of Autism

@inproceedings{Raza2015TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Prenatal Valproic Acid Exposure on the Developing Brain : Face , Construct , and Predictive Validity of an Animal Model of Autism},
  author={Sarah Raza and Robbin L. Gibb and Bryan Kolb},
  year={2015}
}
Autism is a behaviorally defined neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by qualitative impairments in social interaction, communication, and aberrant repetitive behaviors. Behavioral phenotyping in laboratory animals to simulate core symptomology has been a large research focus with the aim to not only elucidate the behavioral basis and neural underpinnings of the disorder, but also study potential remedial treatments. The present thesis evaluated the validity of the valproic acid (VPA) rat… CONTINUE READING