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Tag: EEG

March 2020
multiple brain scans showing brain activity during different tasks. Purple background and brains in pink, red and green tones indicate activity.

New analysis of brain activity could identify signal for autism

by  /  18 March 2020

A new technique allows researchers to analyze raw data across multiple studies that use electroencephalography.

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November 2019
A scientist protesting Brexit holds a 'Science needs EU' banner on a march in London

Brexit threatens progress of large autism studies

by  /  7 November 2019

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union would endanger continent-wide collaborations.

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October 2019

Sound sensitivity may hinder autistic people’s ability to communicate

by  /  23 October 2019

People with autism process the pitch and emotional tone in speech differently than their neurotypical peers — which may make it harder for them to pick up on nuances of social communication.

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Certain patterns of brain waves in babies may forecast autism

by  /  16 October 2019

Brain activity patterns in the first year of life may predict autism in infants at high risk for the condition.

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September 2019
row of babies playing with toys that look like genome sequence

Studies of tuberous sclerosis may shed light on biology of autism

by  /  24 September 2019

Tuberous sclerosis provides a unique opportunity to understand autism because about half of people with that single-gene condition also have autism.

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Slow, disorderly brain waves may flag autism in toddlers

by  /  23 September 2019

Certain patterns of electrical activity in the brain may signal autism in children with tuberous sclerosis complex, a related genetic condition.

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August 2019

Brain organoids show realistic neuronal firing rhythms

by  /  29 August 2019

Brain organoids made from typical human stem cells begin to show synchronized neuronal firing patterns after growing in a dish for at least four months.

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graphic shows eye movement patterns

Visual task may offer brain marker for autism

by  /  19 August 2019

People with autism may show an altered pattern of brain activity when looking at two competing images.

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July 2019
Machine accepts chaotic data flow and puts it back out in an organized flow from the other side

Un ordinateur peut-il diagnostiquer l’autisme?

by  /  30 July 2019

L’apprentissage automatique (machine learning) présente une possibilité pour aider les cliniciens à repérer l'autisme plus tôt, mais des obstacles techniques et éthiques demeurent.

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May 2019
Toddler having head measured at clinic

With its targets, top autism gene may define a form of the condition

by  /  3 May 2019

Children with mutations either in CHD8 — a top autism gene — or in genes that CHD8 controls share similar characteristics.

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