Patterns of activity in certain brain regions may predict how well a child with autism will respond to a behavioral therapy.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Monkeys with multiple copies of the gene MeCP2 have irregular brain waves similar to those seen in some children with autism.
People with autism who are acutely sensitive to smells have unusually weak connections between a brain region that processes social stimuli and one that integrates sensory information.
A new tool spots shared patterns of brain connectivity among people who have autism, schizophrenia or major depressive disorder.
Brain scans of sleeping children with autism reveal reduced synchrony between a brain region that processes emotions and structures involved in social communication.
The biggest bank of brain scans from people with autism just doubled in size, boosting the odds of spotting a signal in the noisy data.
Researchers have charted the human cerebral cortex in unprecedented detail, adding to what is known about the brain’s bumpy outer layer.
Brain areas that spring to life when a person is at rest are less synchronized in girls with autism than in typical girls.
A bug in brain imaging software casts doubt on the results of some autism studies, but it’s way too soon to write off the powerful imaging technique.
Techniques used in behavioral interventions could help scientists scan the brains of children who have both autism and intellectual disability.