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Tag: fMRI

April 2019
Human brain seen in four views

Autism brains show connectivity differences that vary by region

by  /  4 April 2019

The brains of people with autism have unusually strong connections in some regions and weak ones in others.

February 2019
head mold shown in two pieces

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.

January 2019
Black and white portrait of Christine Nordhal smiling.

Webinar: Christine Wu Nordahl reveals new autism brain-imaging strategies

30 January 2019

Watch the complete replay of Christine Wu Nordahl discussing new ways to expand participation in autism brain-imaging studies.

a series of brain images

New brain maps hint at cerebellum’s role in cognition, language

by  /  25 January 2019

A new analysis of brain scans highlights variations in the cerebellum, a brain area implicated in autism.

Images of the human brain

Communication in brain may be remarkably constant in autism

by  /  14 January 2019

Patterns of brain activity in people with autism may be unusually consistent over seconds — and even years.

November 2018
Three columns of brain images show patterns of brain connections.

Repetitive behaviors tied to brain activity patterns in toddlers

by  /  29 November 2018

Children who have repetitive behaviors, a core autism trait, may show particular patterns of brain activity as early as 1 year of age.

Two hands hold two pills, one red and one blue.

Drug duo delivers brain, behavioral benefits for fragile X syndrome

by  /  8 November 2018

Administering a cholesterol drug alongside an antibiotic eases atypical behavior and restores the signaling balance in the brains of people with fragile X syndrome.

Three dimensional rendering of the human brain with yellow area showing a change in folding patterns.

Language differences underlie distinct subgroups in autism

by  /  6 November 2018

Brain activity governing language can distinguish children with autism into distinct subgroups.

Structural brain scans from mice models.

Brain scans from dozens of mice may reveal autism subtypes

by  /  5 November 2018

Analyzing large numbers of autism mice, researchers have found that the mice cluster into subtypes based on brain structure and functional connectivity.


Sensory issues in autism may have sex-specific roots

by  /  4 November 2018

Girls and boys with autism show different patterns of brain activity in response to sensory stimuli.