Spectrum: Autism Research News
Wiring the Brain: Making Connections 2011
People with autism are better able to visualize objects rotating in space — perhaps because their brains are wired differently than healthy controls.
Maternal stress alters behavior of generations
Early trauma alters both behavior and gene expression in three generations of mice, suggesting that epigenetic changes may contribute to 'hidden heritability' in neuropsychiatric disorders.
Specialized neurons help explore circuit defects in autism
A powerful cell that dampens electrical signaling in the brain could help unravel the disrupted brain wiring seen in people with autism, according to results presented yesterday at the Wiring the Brain meeting in Ireland.