Ami Klin, Ph.D. is the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Professor. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of London, and completed clinical and research post-doctoral fellowships at the Yale Child Study Center. He directed the Autism Program at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine until 2010, where he was the Harris Professor of Child Psychology & Psychiatry.
Dr. Klin’s primary research activities focus on the social mind and the social brain, and on aspects of autism from infancy through adulthood. These studies include novel techniques such as the eye-tracking laboratories co-directed with Warren Jones, which allow researchers to see the world through the eyes of individuals with autism.
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Dr. Klin is the author of over 180 publications in the field of autism and related conditions. He is also the co-editor of a textbook on Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers published by Guilford Press, the third edition of the Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders published by Wiley, and several special issues of professional journals focused on autism spectrum disorders.
Shultz S., Klin A., Jones W. Inhibition of eye blinking reveals subjective perceptions of stimulus salience. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2011.
Klin A., Lin D.J., Gorrindo P., Ramsay G.,Jones W. Two-year-olds with autism orient to non-social contingencies rather than biological motion. Nature, 2009: 459(7244):257-61.
Jones W., Klin A. Heterogeneity and homogeneity across the autism spectrum: the role of development. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 2009 48(5):471-3.
Jones, W., Carr, K., Klin, A. Absence of preferential looking to the eyes of approaching adults predicts level of social disability in 2-year-olds with autism. Archives of General Psychiatry, 2008: 65(8): 946-54.
Klin A.,Jones W. Attributing social and physical meaning to ambiguous visual displays in individuals with higher functioning autism spectrum disorders. Brain & Cognition, 2006: 61, 40-53.
Klin A.,Jones W., Schultz RT. The enactive mind—from actions to cognition: lessons from autism. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 2003: 358: 345-360. [Reprinted in U. Frith & E. L. Hill (Eds.), Autism: Mind and Brain, 127-159. Oxford: Oxford University Press.]
Klin A.,Jones W., Schultz R.T., Volkmar F.R., Cohen D.J. Visual fixation patterns during viewing of naturalistic social situations as predictors of social competence in individuals with autism. Archives of General Psychiatry,2002: 59: 809-816.
Klin A.,Jones W., Schultz R.T., Volkmar F.R., Cohen D.J. Defining and quantifying the social phenotype in autism. American Journal of Psychiatry,2002: 159(6): 895-908.
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