Autism and the Auditory System of the Brain

Eileen Nicole Simon

Working papers Viewpoint on the brain disorder(2003) (View in 2000)
and notes: The auditory system The inferior colliculus Hemoglobin & the brain
Concepts of autism Autism spectrum Social responsibility


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Eileen Nicole Simon
Eileen/Nicole Simon
(and summaries)
  • Distant past:
    • Long-time computer programmer (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, American Science and Engineering, Bolt Beranek and Newman, Digital Equipment Corporation.
    • Once part of the Ultrix (Unix) group at Digital, I opted for a severance package in 1990, believing I would easily find another job as superuser somewhere...
  • Decade of the brain:
    • Work in state and community psychiatric hospitals.
    • MEDITECH clinical health care software.
    • Bridgewater State Hospital, 1991-present.
  • Education:
    • BA Chemistry, Barnard College, New York NY
    • MS Mathematics, Northeastern University, Boston MA
    • PhD Biochemistry, Boston University, Boston MA
    • Computer courses, Harvard Extension School, Cambridge MA
    • Nursing, Laboure College, Boston MA
    • Teacher certification, University of Massachusetts, Boston MA
  • Motherhood (my most interesting work):
    • Two children during the period I worked in the satellite tracking program at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
    • Back to school at Boston University to do graduate work after being told by pediatricians to stop reading and stop comparing my sons with other children - absolutely not!
    • After getting a PhD in biochemistry I left this field because it was too difficult to manage labwork around childcare - daycare and after-school care schedules. As a computer programmer I could logoff and leave when it was time to pick up my children - and when I got home I could always log back on and continue working...

Update: December 2007
(Conversion in progress)

Working paper (2000)
Working paper (2003)
The auditory system
The inferior colliculus
Hemoglobin & the brain
Concepts of autism
Autism spectrum
Social responsibility
Neurology 2000 (discussion)
Links 2007
Red flags
Autism prevalence

Conrad Simon
Pictures (Conrad and his brothers)
Traumatic birth
Death in a group home

© Copyright 1999-2007
Eileen Nicole Simon

Conrad Simon Memorial Research Initiative