Loss of certain neurons on one side of the brain may explain why some autistic people are hypersensitive to touch.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Society for Neuroscience 2019
The severity of autism tracks closely with that of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Injecting cells called interneurons into the brains of a mouse model of autism restores typical social behavior. But the reason for this effect is a puzzle.
Mice missing a copy of CHD8, a top autism gene, show a signaling imbalance in their brains — a finding in line with a popular hypothesis about autism’s origins.
Khara Ramos explains how the Brain Initiative incorporates the emerging field of ‘neuroethics’ into the research it funds.
Spectrum heads to Chicago to cover the 2019 Society for Neuroscience meeting.