Spectrum: Autism Research News
2016: Year in review
2016’s spectrum of autism science
It’s been an eventful year, full of surprises.
Hot topics of 2016
These five trending topics hint at important discoveries to come.
Notable papers of 2016
Our picks for the top 10 papers of the year highlight leaps in our understanding of autism, as well as lingering gaps.
From temperature to toys, strange stimuli skew rodent results
Interpreting mouse and rat behavior is tricky because of the hidden factors that can influence experiments.
The best depictions of autism in the arts
The books, shows and movies that most accurately portray autism are those that don’t dwell on the condition.
Young woman with autism asks: ‘Am I so different?’
A college student on the spectrum reflects on her struggles relating to others and gaining independence — and on the people who have given her hope.
Spectrum of color: Our favorite photos from 2016
Peruse our picks for the best science photos published on Spectrum this year.
For autism researchers, mundane moments spark ‘Eureka’ insights
Autism researchers reflect on the unusual episodes that spawned significant scientific projects.
Quotes of the year
We took note of our favorite quotes from articles we published this year.