The approach provides an “off-the-shelf” way for researchers to compare oxytocin function across species, the team says.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Emerging tools and techniques that may advance autism research.
Genes exert their strongest influence on the brain in the first half of gestation — a key window for autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions.
The Gender Self-Report could help autism researchers include more gender-diverse people across a range of ages and neurotypes in their work.
The work identifies new varieties and may help researchers develop tools to genetically target specific classes of cells.
The tool connects to electrodes implanted in people with epilepsy or other brain conditions and can monitor and regulate neurons during everyday activities.
The finding calls into question differences between autistic and non-autistic people on a decades-old theory-of-mind test involving interacting geometric shapes.
A new measure shows how greatly movement influences associations between traits and brain activity, revealing abundant false positives and false negatives.
The measure breaks the behaviors down into eight distinct subdomains — categorization that could prove useful for clinical trials, its creator says.
Conventional optogenetic manipulations to excite or inhibit neurons stop when the light switches off. A new approach makes the changes last.
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