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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: anterior cingulate gyrus

July 2022
A cross-section of the human brain and limbic system

Amygdala-linked brain areas grow differently in autism

by  /  13 July 2022

The growth differences vary between autistic boys and girls and are most apparent among children with prominent social difficulties.

July 2018

Reward-system differences may underlie multiple autism features

by  /  30 July 2018

The brain’s system for sensing pleasure and reward shows unusual activation patterns and an atypical structure in people with autism.

November 2017
Brain bank slice of brain in lab

Banking on brains for clues to autism

by  /  1 November 2017

New initiatives aim to increase brain donations for autism research and maximize what scientists can learn from these precious specimens.

February 2017

Brain hiccup may explain some social problems in autism

by  /  20 February 2017

People with autism show an atypical pattern of brain activity when trying to adopt another person’s point of view.

October 2015

Neurons move early, mature late in developing monkey brain

by  /  19 October 2015

Researchers have mapped the migration patterns of neurons in the developing monkey brain and pinpointed when they establish their identities.

May 2015

Brain structure abnormalities predict repetitive behaviors

by  /  19 May 2015

Among babies who go on to receive a diagnosis of autism at age 2, alterations in brain structures forecast the severity of repetitive behaviors. The preliminary results were presented Saturday at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.  

September 2014

New clues connect altered patterns of DNA tags to autism

by  /  16 September 2014

Methyl tags on DNA are distributed differently in postmortem brains from people with autism than in control brains, and mouse pups can inherit altered methylation from their older fathers, report two new studies.

August 2013

Mind-body movement

by  /  16 August 2013

Children with autism, even those with low intelligence, can improve their self-control by practicing a Chinese mind-body exercise technique, reports a study published 10 July in PLoS One.

June 2013

Imaging reveals more folds, thicker cortex in autism brains

by  /  13 June 2013

The brains of people with autism are structurally different from those of controls, with more folds and a thicker cortex in certain regions, according to two studies published in the past few months.

December 2011

Molecular mechanisms: Master regulator altered in autism

by  /  16 December 2011

SP1, a protein that regulates the expression of several autism candidate genes, could increase risk of the disorder by simultaneously altering the expression of a number of the genes, according to a study published 24 October in Biological Psychiatry.