David G. Amaral

Professor and Research Director, The M.I.N.D. Institute
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of California
E-mail: dgamaral@ucdavis.edu
Page: http://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/user/38


Fields of interest:

Neuroanatomical, behavioral and electrophysiological organization and functions of brain systems that are involved in learning, memory, emotion and social behavior

Neurobiological correlates of autism


Recent publications:

Bliss-Moreau E., Toscano J. E., Bauman M. D., Mason W. A., Amaral D. G.:
Neonatal amygdala or hippocampus lesions influence responsiveness to objects
Dev. Psychobiol. 2010; 52(5): 487-503.

Jabes A., Lavenex P. B., Amaral D. G., Lavenex P.:
Quantitative analysis of postnatal neurogenesis and neuron number in the macaque monkey dentate gyrus
Eur. J. Neurosci. 2010; 31(2): 273-85.

Scott J. A., Schumann C. M., Goodlin-Jones B. L., Amaral D. G.:
A comprehensive volumetric analysis of the cerebellum in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
Autism Res. 2009; 2(5): 246-57.

Kondo H., Lavenex P., Amaral D. G.:
Intrinsic connections of the macaque monkey hippocampal formation: II. CA3 connections
J. Comp. Neurol. 2009; 515(3): 349-77.

Antoniadis E. A., Winslow J. T., Davis M., Amaral D. G.:
The nonhuman primate amygdala is necessary for the acquisition but not the retention of fear-potentiated startle
Biol. Psychiatry 2009; 65(3): 241-8.

Wills S., Cabanlit M., Bennett J., Ashwood P., Amaral D. G., Van de Water J.:
Detection of autoantibodies to neural cells of the cerebellum in the plasma of subjects with autism spectrum disorders
Brain Behav. Immun. 2009; 23(1): 64-74.

Lavenex P., Lavenex P. B., Bennett J. L., Amaral D. G.:
Postmortem changes in the neuroanatomical characteristics of the primate brain: hippocampal formation
J. Comp. Neurol. 2009; 512(1): 27-51.

Kondo H., Lavenex P., Amaral D. G.:
Intrinsic connections of the macaque monkey hippocampal formation: I. Dentate gyrus
J. Comp. Neurol. 2008; 511(4): 497-520.

Nordahl C. W., Simon T. J., Zierhut C., Solomon M., Rogers S. J., Amaral D. G.:
Brief report: methods for acquiring structural MRI data in very young children with autism without the use of sedation
J. Autism Dev. Disord. 2008; 38(8): 1581-90.

Insausti R., Amaral D. G.:
Entorhinal cortex of the monkey: IV. Topographical and laminar organization of cortical afferents
J. Comp. Neurol. 2008; 509(6): 608-41.