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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.’


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.

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.

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.

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.