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Christine Wu Nordahl

Professor, University of California, Davis MIND Institute

Christine Wu Nordahl is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute.

April 2017

Early brain enlargement augurs distinct form of autism

by  /  11 April 2017

A minority of boys with autism have brains that are unusually large relative to their bodies — a trait tied to regression and intellectual disability.

December 2013

Charting typical brain development

by  /  20 December 2013

How can we characterize what is atypical when we don’t fully understand what typical brain development looks like, particularly under the age of 5? Christine Wu Nordahl explains the importance of scanning the brains of typically developing children.