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Tag: fMRI

October 2015

Over-synched brains trigger out-of-step social behavior

by  /  22 October 2015

People with autism show excessively synchronized activity between brain regions while conversing with others.

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In autism, brain responses to pain don’t match verbal ones

by  /  19 October 2015

People with autism show abnormal brain responses when a painfully hot object is placed against their skin.

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Researchers map spot in brain for tracking others’ eyes

by  /  19 October 2015

Following another person’s gaze is a task distinct from recognizing and reading faces.

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Vasopressin blocker improves social deficits in rat autism model

by  /  19 October 2015

A drug that blocks the function of the hormone vasopressin improves social interactions and memory in rats that model autism.

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For studying social cognition, two heads better than one

by  /  18 October 2015

A brain scanner that simultaneously measures brain activity in two people holds promise for capturing social interactions and nonverbal communication.

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Brain’s face detector lights up questions about autism’s origins

by  /  15 October 2015

Lower activity in a key face processing region of the brain hints that people with autism could benefit from training to become ‘face experts.’

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Dispatches from ASHG 2015

by  /  9 October 2015

These short reports from our reporter, Jessica Wright, give you the inside scoop on developments at the 2015 American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting.

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September 2015

Snapshots reveal striking changes in adult brain over time

by  /  7 September 2015

The most detailed depiction of an individual brain to date shows that the connections in a person’s brain vary significantly over the course of a year and a half.

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July 2015

Reading remedy prompts brain dialogue in children with autism

by  /  28 July 2015

A training regimen that improves reading comprehension also boosts connectivity in language areas of the brains of children with autism.

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May 2015

Rare regressive disorder is not autism, new findings suggest

by  /  15 May 2015

Children who are diagnosed with autism after drastically and suddenly losing cognitive abilities may actually have a distinct disorder, according to data presented yesterday at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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