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The Story Collider presents: Stories from Spectrum

by  /  5 June 2019

The Story Collider partnered with Spectrum for a storytelling event about experiences with autism. The event took place 2 May at the Centre Phi in Montreal, to coincide with the annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research.

Mighty magnet promises to render human brain in intricate detail

by  /  26 April 2019

A new magnetic resonance imaging machine has the power to reveal the brain’s structure and activity at unprecedented resolution.

For people with alexithymia, emotions are a mystery

by ,  /  22 February 2019

One in 10 people struggle to recognize their emotions. New research suggests a vital link between our ability to sense our physical bodies and knowing how we feel.

Brain’s prefrontal cortex conducts symphony of social players

by  /  20 February 2019

A brain region that orchestrates responses to social cues and aids decision-making may be off tempo in autism.

Stabilizing head mold leads to sharper brain images

by  /  15 February 2019

A customizable Styrofoam mold minimizes head movements during brain scans, enabling researchers to produce clearer images.

Imaging technique paints neuronal fibers in dazzling colors

by  /  18 January 2019

A multicolor labeling method stains neurons brightly enough to reveal the thin connections between individual cells.

New method exposes structures inside ‘rainbow’ of brain cells

by  /  4 January 2019

Molecules from alpacas may enable scientists to identify cell types in the brain while also revealing their interior structures.

Pitch your thesis: Big questions drive autism research

21 December 2018

Early-career autism researchers record ‘elevator pitches’ of their projects.

How to design spaces for people with autism

by  /  11 December 2018

Architects are working with schools to create welcoming, versatile spaces for students on the spectrum.

Microscope tracks cells in maturing mouse embryos

by  /  5 December 2018

A new microscope creates images of a mouse embryo as it grows from a ball of about 100 cells into a structure with a primitive heart and brain.