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Society for Neuroscience 2015

October 2015
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On monkey island, some animals carry autism-linked mutation

by  /  20 October 2015

Roughly one-sixth of the monkeys on an island off the coast of Puerto Rico may carry a variant in SHANK3, a top autism gene candidate.

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Sensors measure social interactions during autism diagnosis

by  /  20 October 2015

By outfitting a child and a clinician with wireless motion sensors, researchers are quantifying the nuances of their social interaction in ways that may aid autism diagnosis.

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Visual task uncovers weak brakes in autism brain

by  /  20 October 2015

Adults with autism struggle to reconcile conflicting visual information, hinting at a signaling imbalance in the brain.

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Experimental cancer drug eases autism symptoms in mice

by  /  19 October 2015

A drug that blocks a cancer pathway prevents behavior problems in mice that lack a copy of the autism-linked chromosomal region 16p11.2.

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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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Male mice pass stress signatures down to their pups

by  /  19 October 2015

The pups of male mice exposed to stress show a muted response to stressful situations of their own, suggesting that environmental effects can last generations.

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Neurons move early, mature late in developing monkey brain

by  /  19 October 2015

Researchers have mapped the migration patterns of neurons in the developing monkey brain and pinpointed when they establish their identities.

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Prozac during pregnancy alters mouse pup behavior

by  /  19 October 2015

Pregnant mice exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine have pups with autism-like behavioral impairments.

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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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Social hormone may lead to solo outlook in monkey brains

by  /  19 October 2015

Contrary to its reputation, oxytocin may make monkeys less interested in others’ actions and more focused on their own.

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