A subset of brain cells signal when someone tries to infer another person’s thoughts, according to a new study.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Charting the structure and function of the brain’s many circuits may unravel autism’s mysteries.
A glowing protein tracks serotonin levels and location in the brains of living mice and could yield clues to the neurotransmitter’s role in autism.
On 10 February, André Fenton spoke about rethinking dysfunction in fragile X model mice.
Mice missing a copy of MAGEL2 have trouble discerning between a familiar mouse and an unfamiliar one; treating them with the social hormone vasopressin reverses this deficit.
Mutations in genes that encode a histone, which gives structure to chromosomes, can lead to developmental delay and congenital anomalies.
Merging 3D clusters of neurons that mimic different brain regions models the atypical electrical activity seen in an autism-related condition.
Mutations in the autism-linked gene DNMT3A lead to the behaviors and gene-expression changes seen in different neurodevelopmental conditions.
Autistic children may have a harder time catching a ball than non-autistic children do, possibly because they are less able to predict its trajectory.
Sleep disruption early in life has long-lasting consequences for mice missing a copy of the autism-linked gene SHANK3.