The X chromosome holds stronger-than-expected genetic sway over the structure of several brain regions. The genes that may underlie this oversized influence have ties to autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: theory of mind
A subset of brain cells signal when someone tries to infer another person’s thoughts, according to a new study.
Autistic people’s ability to understand another person’s thinking does not diminish with age, as it does for non-autistic people.
Book Review: ‘The Pattern Seekers’ links human invention — past, present and future — to autism traits
Simon Baron-Cohen’s new book is essentially a 272-page argument for his hypothesis that all human innovation stems from the ability to discern and manipulate causal patterns.
People with autism may have patterns of brain activity that are similar to those in typical people when interpreting social interactions.