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Tag: EEG

November 2013

Analysis of movement during brain scans may skew results

by  /  10 November 2013

Head or eye movements while wearing an electroencephalography cap, and differing methods of analyzing the resulting data, can all skew the interpretation of brain activity, according to findings presented Saturday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

October 2013

Best practices

by ,  /  22 October 2013

Guidelines for the use of electroencephalography in autism will ensure that researchers have a common set of standards, which will speed up discovery, say Sara Jane Webb and Raphael Bernier.

August 2013

Can epilepsy cause autism?

by  /  26 August 2013

Teasing apart the link between autism and epilepsy opens the door for a possible preventive option for some cases of autism. But is the potential worth the risks?


Risk of epilepsy in autism tied to age, intelligence

by  /  19 August 2013

Children with autism who are older than 13 years and have low intelligence are at the greatest risk of having epilepsy, according to one of the largest epidemiological studies on the issue to date, published 4 July in PLoS One.


Mind-body movement

by  /  16 August 2013

Children with autism, even those with low intelligence, can improve their self-control by practicing a Chinese mind-body exercise technique, reports a study published 10 July in PLoS One.

July 2013

Exploring sleep in children with autism

by ,  /  30 July 2013

Many children with autism have problems with sleep, which can worsen symptoms of the disorder. A better understanding of sleep in autism may help reveal the mechanisms of autism and point to potential treatments, say Ruth O’Hara and Michelle Primeau.

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Controversial study uncovers hearing glitch in autism

by  /  29 July 2013

An ear muscle is more sensitive to loud sounds in children with autism than in controls, according to a study published 3 July in Autism Research. The researchers say this measure could serve as a clinical biomarker of the disorder, but others fiercely disagree.


Excess brain fluid in infants may be early sign of autism

by  /  18 July 2013

Infants who go on to develop autism have excess fluid between the top of the brain and the skull that persists from about 6 months to 2 years of age, according to a study published 9 July in Brain.

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June 2013

Regression in Rett syndrome may inform autism

by  /  18 June 2013

Studying regression in Rett syndrome may help us understand the phenomenon in autism, as it occurs at the same time in both disorders and includes many of the same features, says Jeffrey Neul.

April 2013

Brain’s language response predicts cognitive ability in autism

by  /  22 April 2013

A distinct pattern of brain waves related to language comprehension predicts how well 2-year-old children with autism will fare later in childhood, according to unpublished research presented last week at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting in San Francisco.

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