The mutation that causes Angelman syndrome makes neurons hyperexcitable, which may explain the frequent seizures that most people with the syndrome have.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
For many people with autism, a good night’s sleep is an elusive thing.
A new technique lets researchers watch brain circuits as they’re being built, starting from the individual neurons birth.
A new mobile app enhances scientific images by displaying augmented-reality renderings of the complete data over printed figures.
Alysson Muotri aims to build a ‘thinking’ brain as a model for autism — even if his colleagues consider that work controversial.
The Story Collider partnered with Spectrum for a storytelling event about experiences with autism. The event took place 2 May at the Centre Phi in Montreal, to coincide with the annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research.
A new magnetic resonance imaging machine has the power to reveal the brain’s structure and activity at unprecedented resolution.
One in 10 people struggle to recognize their emotions. New research suggests a vital link between our ability to sense our physical bodies and knowing how we feel.
A brain region that orchestrates responses to social cues and aids decision-making may be off tempo in autism.
A customizable Styrofoam mold minimizes head movements during brain scans, enabling researchers to produce clearer images.