Anne Lise Høyland
Background and activities
Pediatrician; child- and adolescent psychiatrist. Scientific Interest:: children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
MD 1981, Pediatrician 1989 and Child- and adolescent psychiatrist 1993. Senior consultant since 1993 at Child Habilitation Unit.
PhD-student at Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare. Main scientific interest: ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Increased focus on the autistic area and also a broadened understanding of the autistic spectrum makes the incidence of ASD rapidly growing. But research also points to a real increase in the occurrence of persons with these difficulties. At the same time we see that the comorbidity of ASD with other neuropsychiatric disorders is growing. Through many years of clinical experience, we know that problems in social interaction occurs frequently in all neuropsychiatry – only some of them fulfilling the diagnostic criteria for ASD. Can stratifying the social difficulties be helpful in our understanding of these and in this way be used in tailoring the interventions?
My research project is to see if new investigation methods as EEG/ ERP can identify neurobiological markers correlating to the social deficiencies in neuropsychiatric disorders.
The research will approach this question through different pathways. I will register brain activity by using quantitative EEG and ERPs, Event Related Potentials. Recognition of emotions in others is a prerequisite for social competence and I will therefore use emotional faces as stimuli. I will also perform selected neuropsychological tasks and use questionnaires and by this try to identify subgroups of the social interaction problems in children with ASD and children with ADHD.
The aim of my study is to give a better understanding of the social difficulties and from this contribute to individualizing treatment and training.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2020) Higher vitamin B12 levels in neurodevelopmental disorders than in healthy controls and schizophrenia A comparison among participants between 2 and 53 years. The FASEB Journal. vol. 34 (6).
- (2019) Atypical event-related potentials revealed during the passive parts of a Go-NoGo task in autism spectrum disorder: a case-control study. Molecular Autism. vol. 10 (10).
- (2019) Autism spectrum disorder polygenic scores are associated with every day executive function in children admitted for clinical assessment. Autism Research.
- (2018) Måleegenskaper ved den norske versjonen av Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2). PsykTestBARN. vol. 8 (1).
- (2017) The relation between face-emotion recognition and social function in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: A case control study. PLOS ONE. vol. 12 (10).
- (2017) Event-related potentials in a cued Go-NoGo task associated with executive functions in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder; A case-control study. Frontiers in Neuroscience. vol. 11:393.
- (2017) Parents’ Attitudes toward Clinical Genetic Testing for Autism Spectrum Disorder—Data from a Norwegian Sample. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. vol. 18 (5).
- (2011) Asperger syndrom i Sør-Trøndelag 2005-08. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. vol. 131 (6).