Richard Bethlehem

Richard Bethlehem

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Institutes

Autism Research Centre

Home page

http://www.autismresearchcentre.com

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Interests

I currently am a Research Associate at the Autism Research Centre and collaborate with the Geschwind lab at UCLA to work on integrated Neuroimaging and Transcriptomics in order to gain better understanding of genetic underpinnings of atypical neurodevelopment. My work is graciously funded by the Autism Research Trust, Marmaduke Sheild Fund and a Parke Davis Exchange fellowship.

I conducted my PhD in Cambridge between 2013 and 2017, funded by the MRC, Pinsent Darwin Trust, and CHESS (Cambridge Home and EU Scholarship Scheme) studying the effects of oxytocin and testosterone administration on resting state and task neural activation in the typical and autistic brain.

Research Focus

Keywords

autism

fmri

oxytocin

eye-tracking

testosterone

Clinical conditions

Autism

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Eye-Tracking

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Randomised control trials

Collaborators

Cambridge

Bonnie Auyeung

Simon Baron-Cohen

Edward Bullmore

Meng-Chuan Lai

Michael Lombardo

International

Daniel Geschwind Web: https://people.healthsciences.ucla.edu/institu...

Jack van Honk Web: https://www.uu.nl/medewer...

Associated News Items


Key publications

Bethlehem R. A. I., Romero-Garcia R., Mak E., Bullmore E.T., Baron-Cohen S. (2017), “Structural Covariance Networks in Children with Autism or ADHD ” Cerebral Cortex Volume 27, Issue 8, 1, Pages 4267–4276,

Bethlehem R.A.I., Lombardo M.V., Lai M-C., Auyeung B., Crockford S.K., Deakin J., Soubramanian S., Sule A., Kundu P., Voon V., and Baron-Cohen S. (2017), “Intranasal oxytocin enhances intrinsic corticostriatal functional connectivity in women” Translational Psychiatry e1099

Bethlehem RA, Baron-Cohen S, van Honk J, Auyeung B, Bos PA (2014), “The oxytocin paradox.” Front Behav Neurosci 8:48 Details

Bethlehem RA, van Honk J, Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S (2013), “Oxytocin, brain physiology, and functional connectivity: a review of intranasal oxytocin fMRI studies.” Psychoneuroendocrinology 38(7):962-74 Details

Publications

2015

Auyeung B, Lombardo MV, Heinrichs M, Chakrabarti B, Sule A, Deakin JB, Bethlehem RA, Dickens L, Mooney N, Sipple JA, Thiemann P, Baron-Cohen S (2015), “Oxytocin increases eye contact during a real-time, naturalistic social interaction in males with and without autism.” Transl Psychiatry 5:e507 Details

2014

Bethlehem RA, Dumoulin SO, Dalmaijer ES, Smit M, Berendschot TT, Nijboer TC, Van der Stigchel S (2014), “Decreased fixation stability of the preferred retinal location in juvenile macular degeneration.” PLoS One 9(6):e100171 Details

Van der Stigchel S, Bethlehem RA (2014), “The contribution of foveal activation to the oculomotor gap effect.” Neurosci Lett 583C:126-129 Details

2013

Van der Stigchel S, Bethlehem RA, Klein BP, Berendschot TT, Nijboer TC, Dumoulin SO (2013), “Macular degeneration affects eye movement behavior during visual search.” Front Psychol 4:579 Details

2011

Van der Stigchel S, de Vries JP, Bethlehem R, Theeuwes J (2011), “A global effect of capture saccades.” Exp Brain Res 210(1):57-65 Details